Heterogeneous catalytic process for alcohol fuels from syngas. Final technical report

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The primary objective of this project has been the pursuit of a catalyst system which would allow the selective production from syngas of methanol and isobutanol. It is desirable to develop a process in which the methanol to isobutanol weight ratio could be varied from 70/30 to 30/70. The 70/30 mixture could be used directly as a fuel additive, while, with the appropriate downstream processing, the 30/70 mixture could be utilized for methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) synthesis. The indirect manufacture of MTBE from a coal derived syngas to methanol and isobutanol process would appear to be a viable solution to ... continued below

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Dombek, B.D. March 1, 1996.

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The primary objective of this project has been the pursuit of a catalyst system which would allow the selective production from syngas of methanol and isobutanol. It is desirable to develop a process in which the methanol to isobutanol weight ratio could be varied from 70/30 to 30/70. The 70/30 mixture could be used directly as a fuel additive, while, with the appropriate downstream processing, the 30/70 mixture could be utilized for methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) synthesis. The indirect manufacture of MTBE from a coal derived syngas to methanol and isobutanol process would appear to be a viable solution to MTBE feedstock limitations. To become economically attractive, a process fro producing oxygenates from coal-derived syngas must form these products with high selectivity and good rates, and must be capable of operating with a low-hydrogen-content syngas. This was to be accomplished through extensions of known catalyst systems and by the rational design of novel catalyst systems.

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  • Other: DE96050287
  • Report No.: DOE/PC/90046--T18
  • Grant Number: AC22-91PC90046
  • DOI: 10.2172/369609 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 369609
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc681772

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Dombek, B.D. Heterogeneous catalytic process for alcohol fuels from syngas. Final technical report, report, March 1, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc681772/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.