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Synthesis of Some Baria-Modified γ-Al2O3 for Methanol Dehydration to Dimethyl Ether

Author Affiliations

  • 1Chemical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Hafez Avenue, Tehran 15914, IRAN

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 3, Issue (1), Pages 57-62, January,18 (2013)


In the present study a kinetic model for the catalytic dehydration of methanol to dimethyl ether, using some baria-modified gamma alumina as the reaction catalyst have been presented. Three catalyst samples were prepared consisting of Ba2+ impregnated on γ-Al2O3, using barium nitrate solution. It was noted that the Ba2+ content of the catalysts had a high impact on the activity of the latter. The operating temperature range was 260-290oC and the pressure was 1 bar. Catalysts' activity and kinetic measurements were carried out using a catalytic fixed bed micro- reactor.


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