Natural Gas to Diesel

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Natural Gas to Diesel

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Alzanan, Abdulaziz
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Carter, Kristin
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Fahrenkopf, Max
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Limo, Kigen
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Reed, Titus
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Gordon, Dr. H.
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-12

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Natural gas is a common fuel that is increasing in value. Abundant natural gas reserves have prompted a large body of research to convert natural gas into value added, easily transportable products. The Fischer-Tropsch process affords one such route, and utilizes common metal catalysts, such as iron or cobalt, to convert methane (the primary component of natural gas) to a heavier hydrocarbon mixture. These hydrocarbons can then be separated into common fuels such as diesel, naphtha, and light fuel gases. The separation and reaction equipment used in the process employs various designs to achieve required product specifications. For instance, part of the process requires efficient separation of synthesis gas into carbon monoxide and hydrogen. This separation is achieved using a polymer membrane unit to avoid the cost of cryogenic cooling. This process is economically feasible when the price of oil is above $50/bbl. Economic analysis reveals that compressors and catalyst comprise the bulk of required investment. Future work will be aimed at improving the Fischer-Tropsch reaction modeling, improving component physical property information, and detailed analysis of the sensitivity of the process to various variables.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Natural gas

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Fischer-Tropsch

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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