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Can methanol be purified using zeolite, like it's done with ethanol?


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Location: Miami, Florida. | Registered: April 06, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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To remove water, Yes. If you select the proper zeolite. A type 4A if I remember correctly.
 
Location: central virginia | Registered: March 13, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thank you Double D. Yes, I was talking about removing water.
I guess I should've said "dewater" instead of "purify", but the word didn't occur to me at the time.
Thanks again. Smile


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Your welcome Berny,
I should let you know that I have personally never used any molecular seive. I researched it for the same purpose you mentioned and I'm pretty sure that is what I found. Since distillation works so well, I haven't persued it.
 
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I should let you know that I have personally never used any molecular seive.


That's ok. Either way I appreciate your input.
I know distillation works well, but I'm thinking of using a molecular sieve as a means to reduce energy consumption. If I can distill faster (by increasing the temp.) and then dewater with the Zeolite, I should be able to save both, time and energy (money).


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I have 2 bags of Activated Aluminum Oxide dessiccant sitting in my garage. I was really hoping that they were zeolite. They are, but they have a pore size of 58 angstroms. Big enough to suck up water Smile and methanol Mad.

Oh, well...

-Jim
 
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