Issue 24, 2013

Sorption enhanced CO2 methanation


The transformation from the fatuous consumption of fossil energy towards a sustainable energy circle is most easily marketable by not changing the underlying energy carrier but generating it from renewable energy. Hydrocarbons can be principally produced from renewable hydrogen and carbon dioxide collected by biomass. However, research is needed to increase the energetic and economic efficiency of the process. We demonstrate the enhancement of CO2 methanation by sorption enhanced catalysis. The preparation and catalytic activity of sorption catalysts based on Ni particles in zeolites is reported. The functioning of the sorption catalysis is discussed together with the determination of the reaction mechanism, providing implications for new ways in catalysis.

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Article type
05 Apr 2013
10 Apr 2013
First published
15 Apr 2013
This article is Open Access
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Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013,15, 9620-9625

Sorption enhanced CO2 methanation

A. Borgschulte, N. Gallandat, B. Probst, R. Suter, E. Callini, D. Ferri, Y. Arroyo, R. Erni, H. Geerlings and A. Züttel, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 9620 DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51408K

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