The ability to effectively integrate the FT system with syngas production and product upgrading and effectively utilize the heat and water generated by a plant is critical to lowering capital and operating costs as well as producing a GTL plant that can be deployed virtually anywhere in the world. EFT has a decided advantage in this area for small scale GTL plants. Proper integration not only lowers installed cost but can also enhance product yields and therefore improve economics. EFT has filed patents on some of these integration ideas and expects to file more in the future.
Water usage and treatment are important issues with GTL plants. Process configurations can be optimized to capture the benefits of on-site recycle and waste minimization. Our designs allow the licensee to easily select water cooling or air cooling, depending on location and resource availability.