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    Synthesis of highly dispersed nanosized NiO/MgO-Al2O3 catalyst for the production of synthetic natural gas with enhanced activity and resistance to coke formation

    , Article Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research ; Volume 57, Issue 38 , 2018 , Pages 12700-12714 ; 08885885 (ISSN) Ebadi, A ; Tourani, S ; Khorasheh, F ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    Nickel nanoparticles supported on MgO-Al2O3 and Al2O3 were synthesized by an impregnation method using dinitrobisethylenediamine nickel and nickel nitrate hexahydrate as precursors and were used as catalysts for CO methanation. Different MgO contents (1.5-11.25 wt %) were employed for the preparation of supports, and NiO loadings were in the range of 10-40 wt %. The optimum catalyst prepared from proper amounts of MgO (∼2 wt %) and NiO loading (20 wt %) with [Ni(en)2(H2O)2](NO3)2 as precursor and a mesoporous support with a wide range of mesopores resulted in highly dispersed nickel nanoparticles that exhibited moderate metal-support interactions, lower acidic surface sites, and enhanced... 

    Simulation of methanol carbonylation reactor in acetic acid production plant: selection of an appropriate correlation for mass transfer coefficients

    , Article International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering ; Volume 17, Issue 4 , 2019 ; 15426580 (ISSN) Jafari, A. A ; Tourani, S ; Khorasheh, F ; Sharif University of Technology
    De Gruyter  2019
    Abstract
    This paper deals with mathematical modeling and simulation of methanol carbonylation reactor in acetic acid production plant that consisted of a continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR), a flash drum, a Joule-Thomson valve, and a condenser. The model was based on material and energy balances that considered liquid-gas mass transfer, thermodynamics, and reactor hydrodynamics. The most important aspect of the model was the selection of an appropriate correlation for prediction of mass transfer coefficient. Several correlations were examined and comparison of the model results with plant data indicated that the correlation reported by Lemoine was most appropriate. The simulation results were...