Low-Temperature Conversion of Methanol

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Methanol conversion is used to make gas for your car. Methanol is converted to formaldehyde using catalysts. Currently, the process of this requires it to happen at very high temperatures which increases operating costs and initial investments. This process requiring high temperatures means it requires a lot of energy too which is another reason it is so costly.

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new method for converting methanol. The method will use different catalysts for the conversion process than used in the current process. This new method will not require the process to happen at such high temperatures. This will decrease the operating costs, energy used during the process, and decrease the initial investment too. This new method of methanol conversion could save this process a lot of money by requiring lower temperatures.

-Less expensive
-Less energy used

Potential Applications:
-Methanol conversion
-Pt catalysts
Dec 19, 2018
Utility Patent
United States
Aug 27, 2019

Dec 21, 2017
United States
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