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Title: A novel process for methanol synthesis

Abstract

A bench-scale reactor is being used to conduct studies of the conversion of synthesis gas to methanol by a novel process. During the last quarter, the authors investigated the effect of various catalysts on the rate of MeOH synthesis. The success of salts such as alkali formates and carbonates as catalysts indicates the regeneration of the homogeneous catalyst in the presence of Cu-chromite. This could also explain the increased tolerance of the process to the presence of small amounts of H{sub 2}O. Mathematical equations were written to explain the non-linearity of the rate (in gmoles/min) with catalyst concentration and the effect of feed flow rate. An on-line gas sampling valve was installed. Efforts are continuing to install an on-line liquid sampling valve. A major difficulty is due to the fact that liquid flow is not continuous. 6 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pittsburgh Univ., PA (USA). Dept. of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5909722
Report Number(s):
DOE/PC/89786-T1
ON: DE91009808
DOE Contract Number:  
FG22-89PC89786; FG22-84PC71257
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS; CATALYTIC EFFECTS; CARBON MONOXIDE; METHANATION; COPPER COMPOUNDS; METHANOL; SYNTHESIS; CARBON DIOXIDE; CARBONATES; CATALYSTS; CHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS; CHROMIUM OXIDES; DEACTIVATION; FLOW RATE; FLOWSHEETS; FORMATES; GAS ANALYSIS; HYDROGENATION; LOADING RATE; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; POTASSIUM CARBONATES; POTASSIUM CHLORIDES; POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS; PROGRESS REPORT; SAMPLING; SODIUM COMPOUNDS; SYNTHESIS GAS; WATER; ALCOHOLS; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CARBOXYLIC ACID SALTS; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CHLORIDES; CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS; DIAGRAMS; DOCUMENT TYPES; FLUIDS; GASES; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; KINETICS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; REACTION KINETICS; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; 100200* - Synthetic Fuels- Production- (1990-); 010408 - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- C1 Processes- (1987-)

Citation Formats

Tierney, J W, and Wender, I. A novel process for methanol synthesis. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Tierney, J W, & Wender, I. A novel process for methanol synthesis. United States.
Tierney, J W, and Wender, I. 1990. "A novel process for methanol synthesis". United States.
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abstractNote = {A bench-scale reactor is being used to conduct studies of the conversion of synthesis gas to methanol by a novel process. During the last quarter, the authors investigated the effect of various catalysts on the rate of MeOH synthesis. The success of salts such as alkali formates and carbonates as catalysts indicates the regeneration of the homogeneous catalyst in the presence of Cu-chromite. This could also explain the increased tolerance of the process to the presence of small amounts of H{sub 2}O. Mathematical equations were written to explain the non-linearity of the rate (in gmoles/min) with catalyst concentration and the effect of feed flow rate. An on-line gas sampling valve was installed. Efforts are continuing to install an on-line liquid sampling valve. A major difficulty is due to the fact that liquid flow is not continuous. 6 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.},
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