Coal liquefaction via Sasol Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 74, No. 830, 1981

M.M. PAPIC, British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority Vancouver, B.C.

This paper describes the Sasol coal liquefaction process, as used in South Africa. It covers coal supply, coal gasification, gas purification, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, the major utility systems involved and the economics of the process.
Keywords: Coal liquefaction, Sasol process, Synthesis, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, Gasification, South Africa, Gas purification.