Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 3402-3407

Kinetics of catalytic conversion of methanol at higher pressures

Jaroslav Bartoň and Vladimír Pour

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 160 00 Prague 6


The course of the conversion of methanol with water vapour was followed on a low-temperature Cu-Zn-Cr-Al catalyst at pressures of 0.2 and 0.6 MPa. The kinetic data were evaluated together with those obtained at 0.1 MPa and the following equation for the reaction kinetics at the given conditions was derived: r = [p(CH3OH)p(H2O)]0.5[p(H2)]-1.3.