Use of Solids Dispersants to Enhance Catalyst Loading in Slurry Phase Reactors
Publication Date: 2003-Sep-12
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This disclosure relates to a method to increase the loading of catalyst in slurry phase reactors, including slurry bubble column reactors, slurry phase continuous stirred tank reactors, three-phase fluidized bed reactors, and any other types of reactors that use catalyst slurry. The increase in catalyst loading is achieved by introducing solids dispersants or surfactants into the catalyst slurry. The increase in catalyst loading will result in greater reactor volumetric productivity of the reactor, therefore, decreasing the size of the reactor. This in turn leads to smaller capital investment and less difficulties in reactor manufacturing, shipment and installation.