Steam reforming of dimethyl ether by use of catalyst mixture of Cu/Zn loaded carbon catalyst and γ-Al2O3

Shinji Kudo, Taisuke Maki, Kouichi Miura, Kazuhiro Mae

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Abstract

Steam reforming of dimethyl ether (DME) was performed using a carbon catalyst highly dispersed with Cu/Zn. To enhance catalytic activity, Cu/Zn loaded carbon was combined with γ-Al2O3. Both Cu/Zn loaded carbon and γ-Al2O3 were necessary for the conversion of DME to hydrogen by steam reforming. The presence of sufficient amounts of γ-Al2O3 in the catalyst was essential for promoting the reaction. The CH4 yield could be suppressed ≤ 0.50% by promoting the successive two reactions of DME hydrolysis and steam reforming of methanol using the proposed catalyst combination. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT 11/4-9/2007).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 AIChE Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2007Nov 9 2007

Publication series

Name2007 AIChE Annual Meeting

Other

Other2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period11/4/0711/9/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Kudo, S., Maki, T., Miura, K., & Mae, K. (2007). Steam reforming of dimethyl ether by use of catalyst mixture of Cu/Zn loaded carbon catalyst and γ-Al2O3. In 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting (2007 AIChE Annual Meeting).