Novel approaches to the production of higher alcohols from synthesis gas. Quarterly technical progress report No. 18, January 1, 1995-- March 31, 1995 Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Novel approaches to the production of higher alcohols from synthesis gas. Quarterly technical progress report No. 18, January 1, 1995-- March 31, 1995

Contributor

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

Publisher

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

Date

  • Creation: 1996-07-05

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: A set of stirrer speed experiments using the Cu/ZnO methanol synthesis catalyst showed that introducing the gas feed into the reactor through an extended dip tube eliminated the dependency of catalyst performance on stirrer speed. The methanol productivity data from the reactor gas feed configuration tests conducted in December, 1994 and January, 1995, were correlated with stirrer speed. The influence on mass transfer on catalyst performance was clearly illustrated for each gas feed location. The ``high pressure, high temperature` zinc chromite methanol synthesis catalyst showed surprising activity at temperatures as low as 300{degree}C during the first successful stirred autoclave run with this catalyst. No C{sub 2{sup {plus}}} alcohols were detected, but significant levels of C{sub 2}-C{sub 4} olefins and dimethyl ether (DME) were produced. The presence of olefins suggests that higher alcohols might have formed and subsequently dehydrated. The slurry liquid, decahydronaphthalene, showed no evidence of decomposition during 15 days of continuous operation. 2 figs., 1 tab.
  • Physical Description: 11 p.

Subject

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

Source

  • Other Information: PBD: 5 Jul 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: DE96050306
  • Report No.: DOE/PC/90043--T19
  • Grant Number: AC22-90PC90043
  • DOI: 10.2172/369614
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 369614
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680816

Note

  • Display Note: OSTI as DE96050306