The synthesis of methanol from CO/CO2/H2 gas over Cu/Ce1-xZrxO2 catalysts

Chun Jae Yoo, Dae Won Lee, Min Sung Kim, Dong Ju Moon, Kwan Young Lee

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Abstract

In this study, we investigated the catalysis of Cu/Ce1-xZr xO2 for the synthesis of methanol from CO/CO 2/H2 gas. The Ce1-xZrxO2 was synthesized by a surfactant (CTAB)-assisted co-precipitation method to yield high surface area supports, and Cu was deposited on the supports by a deposition-precipitation method to promote high Cu dispersion. The incorporation of Zr into the CeO2 lattice transformed the structure into a defective, pseudo-cubic one and the amount of incorporated Zr (x) determined the concentration of oxygen vacancy in the lattice. It was proposed that the oxygen vacancy in Ce1-xZrxO2 played an important role in the catalysis by determining concentration and mobility of the adsorbed COx on the catalyst. The activity was also influenced by the exposed surface area of Cu and surface acidity of the catalyst, both of which were closely related to the amount of Zr in the support. To reveal the influences of the catalyst properties on methanol production, various characterization techniques were used, such as XPS, Raman spectroscopy, XRD, H2-TPR, NH3-TPD, BET and N2O titration methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-262
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
Volume378
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 5

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Carbon Monoxide
Methanol
methyl alcohol
Gases
Oxygen vacancies
catalysts
Catalysis
Catalysts
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synthesis
gases
oxygen
Temperature programmed desorption
Coprecipitation
Titration
Catalyst supports
Acidity
Surface-Active Agents
acidity
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Keywords

  • CeZrO
  • Cu surface area
  • Methanol synthesis
  • Oxygen vacancy
  • Synthesis gas

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  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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The synthesis of methanol from CO/CO2/H2 gas over Cu/Ce1-xZrxO2 catalysts. / Yoo, Chun Jae; Lee, Dae Won; Kim, Min Sung; Moon, Dong Ju; Lee, Kwan Young.

In: Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, Vol. 378, 05.08.2013, p. 255-262.

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Yoo, Chun Jae ; Lee, Dae Won ; Kim, Min Sung ; Moon, Dong Ju ; Lee, Kwan Young. / The synthesis of methanol from CO/CO2/H2 gas over Cu/Ce1-xZrxO2 catalysts. In: Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical. 2013 ; Vol. 378. pp. 255-262.
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