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Title: Liquid phase methanol reactor staging process for the production of methanol

Abstract

The present invention is a process for the production of methanol from a syngas feed containing carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and hydrogen. Basically, the process is the combination of two liquid phase methanol reactors into a staging process, such that each reactor is operated to favor a particular reaction mechanism. In the first reactor, the operation is controlled to favor the hydrogenation of carbon monoxide, and in the second reactor, the operation is controlled so as to favor the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide. This staging process results in substantial increases in methanol yield.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. (Macungie, PA)
  2. (Emmaus, PA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC
OSTI Identifier:
866693
Patent Number(s):
4766154
Assignee:
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Allentown, PA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC22-85PC80007
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
liquid; phase; methanol; reactor; staging; process; production; syngas; feed; containing; carbon; monoxide; dioxide; hydrogen; basically; combination; reactors; operated; favor; particular; reaction; mechanism; operation; controlled; hydrogenation; results; substantial; increases; yield; substantial increase; process results; gas feed; carbon dioxide; carbon monoxide; liquid phase; containing carbon; phase methanol; methanol reactor; /518/

Citation Formats

Bonnell, Leo W., Perka, Alan T., and Roberts, George W. Liquid phase methanol reactor staging process for the production of methanol. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Bonnell, Leo W., Perka, Alan T., & Roberts, George W. Liquid phase methanol reactor staging process for the production of methanol. United States.
Bonnell, Leo W., Perka, Alan T., and Roberts, George W. Fri . "Liquid phase methanol reactor staging process for the production of methanol". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866693.
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title = {Liquid phase methanol reactor staging process for the production of methanol},
author = {Bonnell, Leo W. and Perka, Alan T. and Roberts, George W.},
abstractNote = {The present invention is a process for the production of methanol from a syngas feed containing carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and hydrogen. Basically, the process is the combination of two liquid phase methanol reactors into a staging process, such that each reactor is operated to favor a particular reaction mechanism. In the first reactor, the operation is controlled to favor the hydrogenation of carbon monoxide, and in the second reactor, the operation is controlled so as to favor the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide. This staging process results in substantial increases in methanol yield.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
}

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