(ISSN: 2349-2082)

International Journal For Ignited Minds
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CFD Analysis for Fixed Bed Fischer-Tropsch Process
M R Mahesh , Dr. Raja R
In this study a 3D simulation of Fixed Bed Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis (FTS) of GTL technology has been performed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). This simulation was performed to numerically demonstrate the conversion of synthesis gas (a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen) to higher hydrocarbons over iron based catalyst. The reactor bed is modeled with cylindrical pellets and the model equations were solved employing finite volume method. The model is applied to predict the amount of conversion of reactants to products. In addition the amount of heat released by reactions is used to calculate the coolant data.
Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, GTL Technology, Fixed Bed Reactors, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer Analysis.
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