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  • Main Title Catalyst and process development for synthesis gas conversion to isobutylene. Quarterly report, July 1, 1992--September 30, 1992


  • Author: Anthony, R.G.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Akgerman, A.
    Creator Type: Personal


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


  • Name: Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Research Foundation
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1992-11-13


  • English


  • Content Description: A series of zirconia catalysts prepared by a modified sol gel procedure, coprecipitation with ammonium hydroxide, and by a hydrothermal method were evaluated for catalytic activity. These catalysts were prepared containing silicon, thorium, titanium, cerium and the alkali metals. A catalyst containing 2% thorium on zirconia was the most active. The isobutylene and isobutane selectivity were 19.4 wt % and 1.82 wt %, respectively. Macro- and micro-kinetic models indicate that C0{sub 2} formation inhibits the rate of CO conversion, hydrogen is dissociatively adsorbed, and CO is molecularly adsorbed. The microkinetic model indicates the strengthening of the metaloxygen bond might increase the production rate of isobutylene.
  • Physical Description: 35 p.


  • STI Subject Categories: 10 Synthetic Fuels
  • Keyword: Conversion
  • Keyword: Catalytic Effects
  • Keyword: Sol-Gel Process
  • STI Subject Categories: 2-Methylpropene
  • Keyword: Zirconium Oxides
  • Keyword: Thorium
  • Keyword: Catalysts
  • Keyword: Progress Report
  • Keyword: Experimental Data
  • Keyword: Chemical Preparation
  • STI Subject Categories: 01 Coal, Lignite, And Peat
  • Keyword: Synthesis Gas


  • Other Information: PBD: 13 Nov 1992


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


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE95012903
  • Report No.: DOE/PC/90045--T11
  • Grant Number: AC22-90PC90045
  • DOI: 10.2172/69335
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 69335
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc701999


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE95012903