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IJCEA 2012 Vol.3(2): 125-128 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2012.V3.172

New Method for Synthesis Nano Size γ-Al2O3 Catalyst for Dehydration of Methanol to Dimethyl Ether

Omid Rahmanpour, Ahmad Shariati, and Mohammad Reza Khosravi Nikou

Abstract—Nowadays the importance of nano-particles and their uses in different industries have attracted many researches. The materials in nano-scale show different characteristics in comparison with their bulk state. Nano-materials have potential applications in optoelectronics, catalysis, and membranes. In this paper Nano-size porous γ-alumina was successfully synthesized by precipitation method under ultrasonic vibration mixing. Sonochemistry help the nano particles to synthesis regular form. The synthesized catalyst was characterized by SEM, XRD, BET, and TPD techniques. The effect of two most important operating conditions (i.e. Temperature and WHSV) on performance of this catalyst was investigated for dehydration of methanol to dimethyl ether (DME). The optimum operating condition was at temperature of 320 ºC and WHSV of 15 h-1.

Index Terms—Dimethyl ether (DME), γ-alumina catalyst, Sonochemistry, Nano sized catalyst, operating conditions.

The authors are with the Petroleum University of Technology, Ahwaz, Iran (e-mail: orahmanpour@gmail.com; Shariati@put.ac.ir; mr.khosravi@put.ac.ir).

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Cite: Omid Rahmanpour, Ahmad Shariati, and Mohammad Reza Khosravi Nikou, "New Method for Synthesis Nano Size γ-Al2O3 Catalyst for Dehydration of Methanol to Dimethyl Ether," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 125-128, 2012.

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