Catalytic conversion of biogas to biofuels - Tap studies

M. Olea, W. Wang, A. Adgar, S. N. Hodgson, T. Sasaki, N. Aoki, K. Mae, A. Y. Khodakov, S. Pietrzyk, V. Balcaen, G. B. Mann

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Abstract

The mechanism and kinetics of the conversion of biogas to synthesis gas (syngas) over a newly-developed mesoporous Ni/SiO2 catalyst and the syngas conversion over a Co/SiO2 catalyst were studied using TAP (Temporal Analysis of Products) reactor, a unique transient technique. Single-pulse, alternating pulse, and multipulse TAP experiments were performed under differing conditions. Important findings about diffusion within mesoporous catalysts, adsorption of reactant species at the surface of the two catalysts, reaction and desorption of reaction products along with the type of the intermediate species involved, were possible through a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the experimental TAP data. These results will be used to propose an optimal catalysts formulation. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (Montréal, Quebec, Canada 8/23-27/2009).

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Event8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering: Incorporating the 59th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference and the 24th Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 23 Aug 200927 Aug 2009

Conference

Conference8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering: Incorporating the 59th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference and the 24th Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period23/08/0927/08/09

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    Olea, M., Wang, W., Adgar, A., Hodgson, S. N., Sasaki, T., Aoki, N., Mae, K., Khodakov, A. Y., Pietrzyk, S., Balcaen, V., & Mann, G. B. (2009). Catalytic conversion of biogas to biofuels - Tap studies. Paper presented at 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering: Incorporating the 59th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference and the 24th Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering, Montreal, QC, Canada.