FIXED-BED REACTOR SUCCESSFUL IN FUELS FROM COAL SYNTHESIS

Circulating fluidized-bed reactors have traditionally been used for the high-temperature Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process. But the limitations of this method prompted Sasol Technology (Pty) Ltd. of Johannesburg to apply conventional, fixed fluidized-bed technology in its Fischer-Tropsch process. A commercial-scale fixed fluidized-bed reactor has been successfully operating at Sasol One in Sasolburg, South Africa since May of 1989. C.J. Jones, B. Jager, M.D. Dry of Sasol reported on the

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