Catalytic Methanation of Methanol

Masahiko Matsukata*, Tatsuya Hayashi, Masashi Nishiyama, Eiichi Kikuchi, Yoshiro Morita

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To produce town gas catalytic methanation of methanol was investigated in the temperature range of 300—350°C. Nickel and alumina were excellent components of the catalyst. The catalysts containing 80wt% of nickel prepared by coprecipitation methods showed especially high activities at 300°C. The methanol conversion over the coprecipitated catalysts was dependent upon the size of the nickel crystallite, while the methane selectivities were not. The activity and selectivity of coprecipitated catalysts were steady during a 20hr-run and on addition of water to methanol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-272
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of The Japan Petroleum Institute
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1987


  • Catalyst preparation
  • Coprecipitation method
  • Metal catalyst
  • Methane
  • Methanol
  • Reaction mechanism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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