Hydrogen generation from methanol oxidation on supported Cu and Pt catalysts

Yu-Chuan Lin, Keith L. Hohn, Susan M. Stagg-Williams

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The mechanism of methanol catalytic partial oxidation (CPO) was studied over copper and platinum catalysts. Cu/ZnO and Pt/ZrO2 catalysts gave different results in methanol CPO, with Cu/ZnO producing more CO2 and Pt/ZrO2 producing more CO. Methanol catalytic partial oxidation seemed to proceed by two main pathways. The first occurred when oxygen was present, as methanol was converted to CO, CO2, H2O, and H2. When oxygen was consumed, the second pathway, methanol decomposition, dominated. 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 Dec 1
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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