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Development of Catalyst for Methanol Production

Abd Ghani, Nur Azeanni (2015) Development of Catalyst for Methanol Production. IRC, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This research will be focusing on preliminary development studies on catalyst that can help to increase the selectivity and yield of methanol production. Over recent years, the research for methanol production via catalytic routes have extensively studied by the researchers. Thus, this project paper covers the development of catalyst for methanol production by using aluminium oxide (Al2O3) at different type of promoters which are un-promoted, single promoter (Niobium) and double promoter (Niobium and Zirconium) and to synthesize the Cu/ZnO catalyst at different type of supports which are silicon carbide (SiC), Santa Barbara amorphous silica (SBA-15) and aluminium oxide (Al2O3). The characteristics of the catalyst are studied using SEM, EDX, TPR, and TGA. The characteristics of the catalyst depended on the type of support and promoters which influenced the catalytic performances. In order to investigate the effect of the mentioned catalysts, the hydrogenation of CO2 is performed in the micro-activity fixed bed reactors and stirred high-pressure slurry reactor at 523.15K, 2.25MPa and a H2/CO2 ration of 3:1. The results of the reactor performances were find out that the methanol selectivity of using Al2O3 as catalyst support incorporated with Niobium and Zirconium as promoters has the highest value which is 71.61% methanol selectivity.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Separation Process
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Ahmad Suhairi Mohamed Lazim
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2016 10:50
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:34
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/16301

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