Gas heated reforming improves Fischer-Tropsch process

Incorporating gas heated reforming (GHR) technology into autothermal reforming (ATR)-based GTL processes offers combined benefits of significantly higher carbon efficiency and lower capital cost. An AGHR and secondary reformer was installed at the Coogee Energy methanol plant, Melbourne. Photo courtesy of Synetix. Click here to enlarge imageThe two reformers can be linked in different ways; the configuration in which feed gas passes through the GHR and ATR in series gives the best benefits.Synetix, in partnership with Methanex Corp., the world's largest producer of methanol, has constructed a materials demonstration unit (MDU) in New Zealand to establish the benefits of combining GHR...

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