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A Bench-top Reactor Designed for the Researcher’s Needs

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. Continue reading