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Membrane application in Fischer–Tropsch synthesis reactors—Overview of concepts

Rohde, M. P. 1; Unruh, D. 1; Schaub, G. 1
1 Universität Karlsruhe (TH)


Different applications of membranes have been proposed for Fischer–Tropsch synthesis in recent literature. Across membranes, reactants can be fed along the reactor axis or the inhibiting by-product H2O can be selectively removed. Here, the concept of enhanced conversion of CO2 containing synthesis gases to long-chain hydrocarbons by in situ H2O removal is introduced. Experimental results of in situ H2O removal under reactive conditions with an Fe-based catalyst show positive effects on conversion and yield. Additionally, catalytic membranes can be used as a defined reaction zone. In so-called plug-flow contactor membranes, high specific production rates can be achieved. Finally, a catalyst encapsulated by a zeolite membrane layer is presented as a possibility to modify product distribution.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2005.07.124
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Engler-Bunte-Institut (EBI)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2005
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0920-5861
KITopen-ID: 1000050184
Erschienen in Catalysis Today
Verlag Elsevier
Band 106
Heft 1-4
Seiten 143-148
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