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Oxidative coupling of methane at elevated pressures: reactor concept and its validation

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A novel quartz reactor has been developed for heterogeneously catalysed reactions at high pressures and temperatures. Its potential has been demonstrated for the oxidative coupling of methane (OCM). A selectivity to higher hydrocarbons of 83% at 20% CH4 conversion was achieved at 10 bar. When OCM was combined with consecutive hydrogenation of carbon oxides (COx) in a separate downstream reactor, the selectivity was increased to 100%, thus excluding expensive COx separation.

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Submitted
15 Dec 2017
Accepted
20 Feb 2018
First published
20 Feb 2018

React. Chem. Eng., 2018,3, 151-154
Article type
Communication

Oxidative coupling of methane at elevated pressures: reactor concept and its validation

M. Albrecht, U. Rodemerck, D. Linke and E. V. Kondratenko, React. Chem. Eng., 2018, 3, 151
DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00208D

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