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Title: Method and apparatus for synthesizing hydrocarbons

Abstract

A method and apparatus for synthesizing a mixture of hydrocarbons having five carbons or less is disclosed. An equal molar ratio of CO and H/sub 2/ gases is caused to pass through a ThO/sub 2/ catalyst having a surface area of about 80 to 125 m/sup 2//g. The catalyst further includes Na present as a substitutional cation in an amount of about 5 to 10 atom %. At a temperature of about 340 to 360/sup 0/C, and at pressures of about 20 to 50 atm, CH/sub 3/OH is produced in an amount of about 90 wt % of the total hydrocarbon mixture, and comprised 1 mole % of the effluent gas.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6928311
Application Number:
ON: DE84011102
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-09-025641; EDB-84-081080
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; HYDROCARBONS; SYNTHESIS; METHANOL; CARBON MONOXIDE; CATALYSTS; HYDROGEN; THORIUM OXIDES; ACTINIDE COMPOUNDS; ALCOHOLS; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; ELEMENTS; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; NONMETALS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; THORIUM COMPOUNDS 090221* -- Alcohol Fuels-- Chemical Synthesis-- (1976-1989)

Citation Formats

Colmenares, C.A., Somorjai, G.A., and Maj, J.J. Method and apparatus for synthesizing hydrocarbons. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Colmenares, C.A., Somorjai, G.A., & Maj, J.J. Method and apparatus for synthesizing hydrocarbons. United States.
Colmenares, C.A., Somorjai, G.A., and Maj, J.J. Tue . "Method and apparatus for synthesizing hydrocarbons". United States.
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title = {Method and apparatus for synthesizing hydrocarbons},
author = {Colmenares, C.A. and Somorjai, G.A. and Maj, J.J.},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for synthesizing a mixture of hydrocarbons having five carbons or less is disclosed. An equal molar ratio of CO and H/sub 2/ gases is caused to pass through a ThO/sub 2/ catalyst having a surface area of about 80 to 125 m/sup 2//g. The catalyst further includes Na present as a substitutional cation in an amount of about 5 to 10 atom %. At a temperature of about 340 to 360/sup 0/C, and at pressures of about 20 to 50 atm, CH/sub 3/OH is produced in an amount of about 90 wt % of the total hydrocarbon mixture, and comprised 1 mole % of the effluent gas.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {6}
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