Methanol synthesis from syngas produced via gasification of municipal solid waste

Jong Ki Jeon, Gwan Hyung Lee, Jong Wan Lim, Sung Hoon Park, Jae Hoi Gu, Sang Chai Kim, Jong In Dong, Young Kwon Park

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A model gas that mimics the syngas produced from gasification of municipal solid waste was applied, for the first time, to the synthesis of methanol over commercial Cu-based catalysts. The effects of various operation conditions, such as temperature, pressure, contact time (W/F), and H2/COx and CO/COx ratios, on the methanol yield were investigated. The Cu-based catalysts containing a small amount of Mg showed a higher activity than that without Mg. The catalysts were characterized by Brunaure-Emmett-Teller, X-ray diffraction, and temperature-programmed reduction. The methanol yield was the highest under the following operational condition: temperature 230-250°C, pressure 60 bar, W/F 0.05 g·l/min, H2/COx ratio 2, and CO/COx ratio 0.8.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-80
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Nanoscience
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014


  • Cu catalyst
  • Methanol synthesis
  • Syngas
  • Waste gasification


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