Chapter 19: Microwave-assisted Catalytic Dry Methane Reforming
Published:19 Dec 2022
C. Zerva, G. D. Stefanidis, and A. I. Stankiewicz, in Chemical Valorisation of Carbon Dioxide, ed. G. Stefanidis and A. Stankiewicz, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2022, ch. 19, pp. 429-445.
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Microwave-assisted catalytic dry methane reforming is an alternative methane valorisation route that can intensify reactants conversion and yield performance, while reducing coke deposition on the catalyst surface as compared to conventional heating mechanisms. This chapter, after a short introduction on dry methane reforming and a concise overview of microwave-catalyst thermal interaction in gas–solid catalytic reactors, focuses on the microwave-assisted methane dry reforming reaction discussing relevant catalytic materials and reactor design aspects concerning process scale up. Finally, the potential application of two alternative electricity-based heating techniques, that is Joule heating and induction heating, to dry methane reforming is evaluated at the end of the chapter.