Synthetic hydrocarbons, generated by the Fischer-Tropsch reaction, are commonly used as fuels and lubricants. In the F-T reaction, syngas (a mixture of carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2)) flows into a reactor loaded with a cobalt, iron, or nickel catalyst. The products are the liquid hydrocarbon and water. This process is typically done in a large scale reactor and requires a separation mechanism to remove the water. Now, the Particulate Systems Microactivity Effi and its patented liquid/liquid/gas separator brings this reaction to the bench-top.
The Particulate Systems Microactivity Effi (short for Efficiency) is a highly-advanced customizable laboratory system for measuring the activity and selectivity of catalysts. The standard platform can be easily adapted to catalytic testing needs with a variety of configurations and options. The system is compact, completely automated, and equipped with innovative process-control technology. This enables the researcher to program a series of experiments on a personal computer and obtain real-time results with the highest degree of reproducibility and accuracy.
The Microactivity Effi has been developed to help save time and resources at both the catalyst development stage and the factory report process during screening. It can accommodate a wide variety of reactions, including hydrocracking, hydrotreating, isomerization, hydrogenation, hydrodesulphurization (HDS), oxidation, hydrodenitrogenation (HDN), reforming (aromatization), GTL (Fischer-Tropsch), and steam reforming, to name a few. Patented control systems have been specifically developed for this equipment, providing the ability to operate on a micro-scale. The Effi performance is like no other system available on the market with micro-flow rates operating in a wide range from tens of mL/min to liters/min.
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