Catalytic Partial Oxidation of Methane to Methanol Using Nitrous Oxide

Tyagi, Akanksha and Ch, Subrahmanyam (2014) Catalytic Partial Oxidation of Methane to Methanol Using Nitrous Oxide. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.

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Partial oxidation of methane to methanol using nitrous oxide is an important reaction which has the potential of curbing the twin problems of energy and environment. Both the reactants are major greenhouse gases and they can be made to react together to yield a product which holds the potential to replace the existing non-renewable energy sources: coal and petroleum. Partial oxidation of methane is usually done using steam reforming process. But because practical limitations, this method is not used on industrial scale. Hence the focus has shifted to find new ways like thermal and plasma catalysis which could bring down the involved cost and make the process free for general use. Lot of work has been reported on partial oxidation of methane using N2O using thermal catalysis. But most of them involve the use of expensive metals like Rh, Ru, Pt, Au etc.

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Ch, Subrahmanyam
Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: TD265
Subjects: Chemistry
Divisions: Department of Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2014 07:16
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