Kōrero: Engineering

Gas to gasoline plant

Gas to gasoline plant

A bed of aluminium balls is laid inside one of the reactors at the Motunui Synfuel plant. The reactor was then filled with a zeolite catalyst known as ZSM-5. Construction of the Synfuel gas-to-gasoline plant began in 1981, and the plant was progressively commissioned in 1984–85. The technology used was developed by Mobil’s engineers in the early 1970s.

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Photograph by John Crawford

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Matthew Wright, 'Engineering - Chemical and computer engineering', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/21618/gas-to-gasoline-plant (accessed 16 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Matthew Wright, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010