Title

Single-Stage, Liquid-Phase Dimethyl Ether Synthesis Process from Syngas I. Dual Catalytic Activity and Process Feasibility

Abstract

A novel process for manufacturing dimethyl ether (DME) from CO-rich syngas in a single stage has been developed. This novel approach was based on the application of dual catalysis in the liquid phase process, in which two functionally different catalysts are slurried in the inert mineral oil. The experimental reaction rate studies for methanol and dimethyl ether synthesis were conducted in a three-phase, mechanically agitated slurry reactor. The effects of catalyst ratio, temperature, and pressure on the dual catalytic activity were studied. The experimental data bear additional significance because this is the first study of such kind to be conducted on the liquid phase methanol synthesis process.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1991 Taylor & Francis, All rights reserved.


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