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Petroleum Well TreatmentMethanol Synthesis Catalyst
The product is manufactured as small disks. Achieving a structure based on nanoparticles with dimensions less than 20 nm has led to an increase in the active surface and consequently an increase in product activity. To investigate the catalytic properties of this product, the test was performed on a Catatest system and an industrial sample (MEGA MAX700) was performed and the exhaust gases were measured by chromatography. Comparison of the results of the catalytic test of the sample produced and the industrial sample indicates a very good coincidence of these two products. According to ISO 4-4 national standard 80004-2, this product contains nanoparticles and has the capability of being in the field of nanotechnology.
Methanol (CH3OH) belongs to the category of alcohols and is one of the major chemical products in the oil and gas industry that is synthesized by a catalytic process. Almost 70% of the methanol produced worldwide is used in chemical synthesis. Methanol is the material needed to produce unleaded gasoline, formaldehyde, dimethyl ether, propylene and fuel in fuel cells to produce hydrogen. Methanol is widely used as an industrial and laboratory solvent for extraction, washing, drying and recrystallization, and is an important petrochemical product for the preparation of various products such as, beverage bottles, paints, plywood and paper.
The commercial catalysts for the synthesis of methanol from the synthesized gas are CuO/ZnO/Al2O3 catalysts, which are obtained by the reaction of carbonates with the nitrates of these metals and by the co-adsorption process of their salts. In spite of using of traditional catalyst based on commercialized copper for more than three decades, efforts are still being made to improve its efficiency. For example, the use of nanoparticles improves the catalytic potential and improves production efficiency.