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Modeling the Fischer–Tropsch Product Distribution and Model Implementation

Magne Hillestad

Abstract

The main purpose of this paper is to provide a framework to model a consistent product distribution from the Fischer–Tropsch synthesis. We assume the products follow the Anderson–Schulz–Flory distribution and that there is no chain limitation. Deviation from the ASF distribution is taken into account. In order to implement such a model it is necessary to aggregate reactions into a finite number of reactions and to group components into lumps of components. Here, the component distribution within each lump is described by three parameters, and it is shown how these parameters are modeled. The method gives a considerable reduction of dimensionality and it is demonstrated that the component distribution within the lumps can be reconstructed with accuracy.

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Published Online: 2015-6-11
Published in Print: 2015-9-1

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