The Gas-To-Liquids (GTL) process is an established, robust and economically viable technology in harnessing gas esources, such as synthetic gas for the efficient production of cleaner and high-quality transportation fuels by the petrochemical industry. The Fischer-Tropsch (FT) reaction is fundamental to the fuel production process and its performance is controlled by several factors, such as operating conditions, the choice of the metal catalyst and its support material. These factors affect operational costs and their underlying mechanisms are yet unknown. This
project aims at the utilization of mesoscale molecular simulation methodologies on the production of fundamental knowledge in conjunction to the company’s goals, in order to address a number of fundamental questions raised by the company’s GTL industrial partners.