Reaction kinetics for the synthesis of methanol from CO and H2 on a copper catalyst = Reaktionskinetik der methanolsynthese aus CO und H2 auf einem kupferkatalysator

M. Kuczynski, W.I. Browne, H.J. Fontein, K.R. Westerterp

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The kinetics for the low-pressure synthesis of methanol from CO and H2 were studied in a small integral reactor. The mole fraction of CO was varied from 0.1 to 0.54, the total pressure from 3 to 9 MPa and the temperature from 483 to 545 K. Using the maximum likelihood approach, seventeen possible reaction rate correlations were evaluated statistically. Among these models three appear to fit the experimental data satisfactorily.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)179-191
JournalChemical engineering and processing : process intensification
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1987


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