(70h) Enabling C1 Chemistry through Atmospheric Pressure Corona Discharge (non-thermal) Plasmas
- Conference: AIChE Annual Meeting
- Year: 2016
- Proceeding: 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting
- Group: Innovations of Green Process Engineering for Sustainable Energy and Environment
- Time: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:08am-10:26am
Efficient implementation of C1Â 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 C1Â coupling to C2Â 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.