Samuel, P. (2003) GTL Technology - Challenges and Opportunities in Catalysis. Bulletin of Catalysis Society of India, 2 (5). pp. 82-99.

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Worldwide demand for clean, reliable and affordable energy has never been greater. New technologies are needed to produce more oil and natural gas from remote or “stranded” locations. Gas to Liquids (GTL) conversion is an umbrella term for a group of technologies that can create liquid hydrocarbon fuels from a variety of feedstocks. The conversion of natural gas into liquid fuels is an attractive option to commercialize abundant gas reserves. GTL, with virtually unlimited markets, offers a new way to unlock large gas reserves, complementary to other traditional technologies such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and pipelines. GTL has the potential to convert a significant percentage of the world's estimated proved and potential gas reserves which today holds little or no economic value. In essence, GTL uses catalytic reactions to synthesize complex hydrocarbons from carbon monoxide and hydrogen. There has been significant improvement in reactor design and technology over the last decade. Fundamental research is essential to achieve new and improved catalysts. Such research is concerned with establishing reaction mechanisms, in understanding the surface science of catalysis and catalyst structure performance relationships, as well as searching for new techniques for scientific design of catalysts.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Coal Preparation
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 05:14
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2012 05:14

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