07084180 is referenced by 36 patents and cites 100 patents.

The disclosed invention relates to a process for converting a reactant composition comprising H2 and CO to a product comprising at least one aliphatic hydrocarbon having at least about 5 carbon atoms, the process comprising: flowing the reactant composition through a microchannel reactor in contact with a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst to convert the reactant composition to the product, the microchannel reactor comprising a plurality of process microchannels containing the catalyst; transferring heat from the process microchannels to a heat exchanger; and removing the product from the microchannel reactor; the process producing at least about 0.5 gram of aliphatic hydrocarbon having at least about 5 carbon atoms per gram of catalyst per hour; the selectivity to methane in the product being less than about 25%. The disclosed invention also relates to a supported catalyst comprising Co, and a microchannel reactor comprising at least one process microchannel and at least one adjacent heat exchange zone.

Title
Fischer-tropsch synthesis using microchannel technology and novel catalyst and microchannel reactor
Application Number
10/766297
Publication Number
7084180 (B2)
Application Date
January 28, 2004
Publication Date
August 1, 2006
Inventor
Ya Huei Chin
Richland
WA, US
Nathan Gano
Dublin
OH, US
Michael D Briscoe
Katy
TX, US
Xiaohong Shari Li
Richland
WA, US
Charles Kibby
Benicia
CA, US
Chunshe Cao
Kennecwick
WA, US
Jianli Hu
Kennewick
WA, US
Dave VanderWiel
Brecksville
OH, US
Francis P Daly
Delaware
OH, US
Terry Mazanec
Solon
OH, US
Anna Lee Tonkovich
Marysville
OH, US
Yong Wang
Richland
WA, US
Agent
Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar
Assignee
Velocys
OH, US
IPC
C07C 27/00
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