سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۶
محل انتشار: پنجمین کنگره بین المللی مهندسی شیمی
تعداد صفحات: ۵
Bahmani – Catalyst Research Group, Petrochemical Research and Technology Company, National Petrochemical Company, 14358, Tehran, Iran
Catalyst precursors for copper/zinc/aluminum mixed oxide catalysts with an atomic ratio of 65/25/10 were prepared by coprecipitation method at different temperatures levels and aging time. The precursors and catalysts were characterized by X-ray diffraction, BET and copper surface area measurements. The catalysts were also tested in a fixed-bed reactor for methanol synthesis activity. It was found during aging of precursors in the mother liquor original amorphous precipitates transform into a mixture of crystalline rosasite and aurichalcite after a certain time of aging. The CuO/ZnO/Al2O3 catalysts obtained from longtime-aged precipitates exhibited a higher activity, smaller copper crystallite size and a larger copper surface area. It was also found that an increase in the precipitation temperature results in improved catalyst activity.