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2013 | 34 | 4 | 497-506
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KINETIC CHARACTERISATION OF CATALYSTS FOR METHANOL SYNTHESIS

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The results of activity studies of four catalysts in methanol synthesis have been presented. A standard industrial catalyst TMC-3/1 was compared with two methanol catalysts promoted by the addition of magnesium and one promoted by zirconium. The kinetic analysis of the experimental results shows that the Cu/Zn/Al/Mg/1 catalyst was the least active. Although TMC-3/1 and Cu/Zn/Al/Mg/2 catalysts were characterised by a higher activity, the most active catalyst system was Cu/Zn/Al/Zr. The activity calculated for zirconium doped catalyst under operating conditions was approximately 30% higher that of TMC-3/1catalyst. The experimental data were used to identify the rate equations of two types - one purely empirical power rate equation and the other one - the Vanden Bussche & Froment kinetic model of methanol synthesis. The Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalyst modified with zirconium has the highest application potential in methanol synthesis.
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34
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4
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497-506
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1 - 12 - 2013
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22 - 01 - 2014
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  • Lodz University of Technology, Faculty of Process & Environmental Engineering,ul. Wólczańska 213, 90-924 Łódź, Poland, stanleda@p.lodz.pl
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  • Lodz University of Technology, Faculty of Process & Environmental Engineering,ul. Wólczańska 213, 90-924 Łódź, Poland
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  • Lodz University of Technology, Faculty of Process & Environmental Engineering, ul. Wólczańska 213, 90-924 Łódź, Poland
  • Lodz University of Technology, Faculty of Process & Environmental Engineering, ul. Wólczańska 213, 90-924 Łódź, Poland
  • Fertilizer Research Institute, Al. Tysiąclecia Państwa Polskiego 13a, 24-110 Puławy, Poland
  • Fertilizer Research Institute, Al. Tysiąclecia Państwa Polskiego 13a, 24-110 Puławy, Poland
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