(70h) Enabling C1 Chemistry through Atmospheric Pressure Corona Discharge (non-thermal) Plasmas

Authors: 
Yokochi, A., Oregon State University
Jovanovic, G., Oregon State University
von Jouanne, A., School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University
AuYeung, N., Oregon State University
Pommerenck, J., School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University
Alanazi, Y., School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University
Miao, Y., Oregon State University
Harpool, S., School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University
Reddick, I., School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University
Shareghi, A., School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University
Efficient implementation of C1 chemistry has been a major goal in industrial chemistry for over a century â?? currently, the major methane to liquids processes involves reforming to syngas followed by catalytic CO hydrogenation. Our group has developed novel technology using atmospheric pressure corona discharge (non-thermal) plasmas implemented in microreactors. In this work we have demonstrated C1 coupling to C2 mixtures (ethylene and/or ethane and excess hydrogen, depending on the gas stream composition) with energetic efficiencies in the order of 70%, as well as to longer hydrocarbons. This presentation will summarize recent developments from our lab in this area.
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