Catalytic pathways identification for partial oxidation of methanol on copper-zinc catalysts: CH3OH + 1/2O2 ↔ CO2 + 2H2

Yu Chuan Lin, L. T. Fan, Shahram Shafie, Keith L. Hohn, Botond Bertók, Ferenc Friedler

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Generation of stoichiometrically feasible, independent catalytic pathways (IPi)of methanol?s catalytic partial oxidation (CPO) of methanol from a set of plausible elementary reactions was studied. A rate equation was derived on the basis of each IPi according to the Langmuir-Hishelwood-Hougen-Watson formalism. The resultant rate equations were fitted to experimental data; the pathway corresponding to the best-fitting rate equation was deemed most likely to be the dominant or ultimate one. The rate equation based on the dominant pathway would be applicable in designing and operating industrial processes for implementing CPO of methanol. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA 11/12-17/2006).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2006 AIChE Annual Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2006 Nov 122006 Nov 17

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Other2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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