The rate of methanol production on a copper-zinc oxide catalyst: The dependence on the feed composition

George Liu, Dave Willcox, Marc Garland, Harold H Kung

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The initial rates of formation of methanol over a copper-zinc oxide catalyst were measured in a batch reactor at 195 to 225 °C and 17 atm pressure. The measurements were made in the absence of mass and heat transport influence. The rates were found to increase with increasing CO2 CO ratio in the feed, and were suppressed by the presence of water. The differences between these observations and those in previous work were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-146
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Catalysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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