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Chemical Equilibria in Methanol Synthesis Including the Water–Gas Shift Reaction: A Critical Reassessment

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journal contribution
posted on 28.04.2016, 00:00 by Geert H. Graaf, Jozef G. M. Winkelman
A large number of experimental equilibrium constants for the reactions involved in methanol synthesis were collected or calculated from several literature sources. Equilibrium relationships were derived from basic thermochemical data and subsequently fitted to the experimental results by adapting only the Gibbs energy of formation values for CH3OH and CO. Very small changes of these parameters as compared to the original literature values were sufficient to obtain accurate relationships that adequately describe the experimental results.