Formaldehyde Production (Technology #: 041999-01)

Description:

A process for the catalytic conversion of methanol to formaldehyde wherein a gas stream containing methanol and oxygen is contacted with a silver catalyst in a first conversion zone containing a silver catalyst to produce an effluent containing formaldehyde, unreacted methanol, and oxidation byproducts; and contacting the first zone effluent with a copper catalyst in a second conversion zone for further conversion of the unreacted methanol. No molecular oxygen is added to the first stage effluent or to the second conversion zone.


STATUS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
This technology is protected under the US Patent 6,147,263


Isreal Wach's Lehigh Page
Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Yatin Karpe
Associate Director
Lehigh University
yak206@lehigh.edu
Inventors:
Israel Wachs
Keywords:
Formaldehyde
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