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Influence of the calcination on the activity and stability of the Cu/ZnO/Al2O3catalyst in liquid phase methanol synthesis

Authors
Journal
Fuel
0016-2361
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
89
Issue
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2009.06.011
Keywords
  • Liquid Phase Synthesis
  • Methanol
  • Catalyst Stability
  • Cu/Zno/Al2O3
Disciplines
  • Earth Science

Abstract

Abstract Catalyst Cu/ZnO/Al 2O 3 was prepared through co-precipitation method and investigated in a stirred slurry autoclave reactor system for methanol synthesis. The structure of the catalysts was studied by derivative thermogravimetry (DTG), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and H 2 temperature programmed reduction (H 2-TPR). The results show that the average size of CuO crystallite of the catalyst was 3.23 nm when the catalyst was calcined at 623 K for 2.0 h, and the catalyst with this size of CuO crystallite is highly active and stable. Its space time yield and deactivation rate reached 172.2 g/kg cat·h and 0.43%/d, respectively under the reaction conditions of 513 K, 4.0 MPa, H 2/CO/CO 2 = 68/24/5 and space velocity = 810 ml/g cat·h.

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