OD35 Novel High-Purity High-Strength Alpha Alumina Supports for Ethylene Oxide Catalysis

Wednesday, June 8, 2011: 10:20 AM
Ambassador Ballroom 1 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Wojciech L. Suchanek, Sawyer Technical Materials, LLC, Eastlake, OH and Juan M. GarcÚs, Consultant, LLC, Midland, MI
Novel high-purity alpha alumina supports for EO catalysts with 60-75% porosity, 0.5-0.7 cm3/g pore volume, 0.6-1.2 m2/g surface area, and crush strengths from 10-20 lbs, were made without binders. They open a new frontier to design industrial EO catalysts with longer life and superior performance compared with current products.

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