Novel approaches to the production of higher alcohols from synthesis gas. Quarterly technical progress report No. 16, July 1, 1994-- September 30, 1994 Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Novel approaches to the production of higher alcohols from synthesis gas. Quarterly technical progress report No. 16, July 1, 1994-- September 30, 1994

Creator

  • Author: Roberts, G.W.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

Publisher

  • Name: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering
    Place of Publication: United States

Date

  • Creation: 1996-03-01

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Accomplishments for Task 2, liquid-phase, higher alcohol process with recycle of lower alcohols, are as follows: (1) a new reactor overhead system design has significantly improved retention of slurry oil during reactor operation at high temperature, ca. 375{degrees}C; (2) a series of ``blank`` (without catalyst) runs were made at 375{degrees}C to evaluate thermal stability of three potential slurry liquids, Drakeol{reg_sign}, Ethylflo{reg_sign} 180 and perhydrofluorene; and (3) the rate of methanol formation with the Cu/ZnO BASF S3-86 ``low temperature`` methanol synthesis catalyst was a strong function of stirrer speed at a ``standard`` set of operating conditions. This result suggest that the reaction rate is influenced or controlled by gas/liquid mass transfer, and may explain the previously-observed discrepancy between results from this laboratory and those from Air Products.
  • Physical Description: 13 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: Copper
  • STI Subject Categories: 10 Synthetic Fuels
  • Keyword: Catalytic Effects
  • STI Subject Categories: 01 Coal, Lignite, And Peat
  • Keyword: Progress Report
  • Keyword: Catalysts
  • Keyword: Methanol
  • Keyword: Experimental Data
  • Keyword: Chemical Preparation
  • Keyword: Zinc Oxides
  • Keyword: Synthesis Gas
  • Keyword: Methanation

Source

  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Mar 1996

Collection

  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Other: DE96010238
  • Report No.: DOE/PC/90043--T16
  • Grant Number: AC22-90PC90043
  • DOI: 10.2172/231314
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 231314
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc665697

Note

  • Display Note: OSTI as DE96010238