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Abstract

Well proven technologies for the conversion of methane to more valuable products require the formation of syngas as an intermediate step, followed either by Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, or the MTG (Methanol-To-Gasoline) and MTO (Methanol-To-Olefins) processes. Against this background it is the aim of related projects to convert methane directly into more valuable products. Present research on this subject mainly aimed at the oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) to ethane and by dehydrogenation to ethylene. The work of the project presented in this report deals with three different topics: (i) catalyst development; (ii) reaction kinetics and mechanisms; (iii) chemical reaction engineering and process design. The aims of the project are elucidated in detail and the applied methods are presented.

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Authors: BAERNS M, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Lehrstuhl für Technische Chemie (DE);MLECZKO L, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Lehrstuhl für Technische Chemie (DE);ZANTHOFF H, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Lehrstuhl für Technische Chemie (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14422 EN (1993) 161 pp., MF, ECU 8
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Record Number: 199310763 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en