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A process for methanol production includes preparing a hydrogen containing synthesis gas by autothermally reforming a hydrocarbonaceous feed, such as a hydrocarbon feed, with oxygen and steam in an autothermal reformer utilizing a first, monolithic catalyst having a palladium and platinum containing catalyst therein, and a second, platinum group metal steam reforming catalyst. The autothermal reformer provides a relatively simple and compact reactor within which a wide variety of hydrocarbonaceous feeds, from heavy hydrocarbon feedstocks to natural gas, may be utilized for producing methanol synthesis gas, which is advantageously carried out at an elevated pressure. By controlling H.sub.2 O to carbon and O.sub.2 to carbon feed ratios, a given feed can be autothermally reformed to yield a synthesis gas of desired ratio of 1 H.sub.2 to (2CO+3CO.sub.2) for methanol production.

Title
Method of methanol production
Application Number
430452
Publication Number
4927857
Application Date
January 18, 1989
Publication Date
May 22, 1990
Inventor
Robert M Yarrington
Westfield
NJ, US
William T McShea III
Martinsville
NJ, US
Assignee
Engelhard Corporation
NJ, US
IPC
C01B 3/36
C07C 27/06
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