An experimental study on a microchannel reactor for Fischer Tropsch synthesis

Xiang Ying, Li Zhang*, Hong Xu, Yanlun Ren, Jin Xuan

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In this study, a stainless steel microchannel reactor was applied in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. The washcoating of γ-alumina on the stainless steel substrate needed two steps included a primary coating and a washcoating of alumina slurry followed by. Conversion was higher in the microchannel reactor than that in a conventional fixed-bed catalytic test. It was attributed to the enhancement of mass and heat transfer within the micro-device. The results also demonstrated the lower CH4 selectivity could be achieved during Fischer-Tropsch synthesis owing to the better temperature control of the microchannel technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1394-1397
Number of pages4
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Fischer-Tropsch synthesis
  • Microchannel reactor
  • Washcoating


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