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DME from methanol dehydration?

  1. May 19, 2015 #1
    I've been reading that is possible to produce DME (dimethyl ether) from methanol using a catalyst.
    In the following website: http://www.topsoe.com/products/dme-99-ecotm I've found a catalyst for the dehydration of methanol to produce DME.

    I would like to know technical information about the process because I think that the methanol has to be pressurized and maybe heated to convert methanol to DME.
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  3. May 19, 2015 #2


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    Ask the catalyst producer, why do you think we know details of the process?
  4. May 21, 2015 #3


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    Yes and get all safety information as ethers are notoriously tricky that way.
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