Effect of Method of Preparation of Cu-Zn-Al Catalysts on DME Synthesis
A series of Cu-Zn-Al catalysts from the precursors with the hydrotalcite-like structure were prepared, and these catalysts admixed with γ-Al2O3 were tested for DME synthesis in a fixed bed flow reactor in a single step. DME synthesis rates were well correlated with the Cu metal surface of the Cu-Zn-Al catalysts in the admixed catalysts, indicating that DME synthesis rates would be controlled by methanol synthesis rates.
Byung Tae Ahn, Hyeongtag Jeon, Bo Young Hur, Kibae Kim and Jong Wan Park
A. Venugopal et al., "Effect of Method of Preparation of Cu-Zn-Al Catalysts on DME Synthesis", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 124-126, pp. 1741-1744, 2007