Screening of Novel Catalyst for the Selective Oxidation of Methanol to Formaldehyde

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Formaldehyde (CH2O) is produced industrially by the Formox process (CH3OH + ½O2 → CH2O + H2O) over a ferric molybdate catalyst with a yield of up to 95 % [1]. During the last couple of decades, the methanol feed concentration has steadily increased [1], which has re-sulted in a catalyst lifetime of only 1-2 years due to vo-latilization and migration of the active component (mo-lybdenum) leading to an increasing pressure drop over the reactor and loss of selectivity [2,3]. Due to these difficulties, it is of interest to investigate alternative catalyst systems for the oxidation of methanol to formaldehyde.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event18th Nordic Symposium on Catalysis - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 26 Aug 201828 Aug 2018
Conference number: 18


Conference18th Nordic Symposium on Catalysis
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