Publication
Title
Fluid modeling of the conversion of methane into higher hydrocarbons in an atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge
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Abstract
A one-dimensional fluid model for a dielectric barrier discharge in methane, used as a chemical reactor for gas conversion, is developed. The model describes the gas phase chemistry governing the conversion process of methane to higher hydrocarbons. The spatially averaged densities of the various plasma species as a function of time are discussed. Besides, the conversion of methane and the yields of the reaction products as a function of the residence time in the reactor are shown and compared with experimental data. Higher hydrocarbons (C2Hy and C3Hy) and hydrogen gas are typically found to be important reaction products. Furthermore, the main underlying reaction pathways are determined.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Plasma processes and polymers. - Weinheim
Publication
Weinheim : 2011
ISSN
1612-8850
Volume/pages
8:11(2011), p. 1033-1058
ISI
000297745500005
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 28.11.2011
Last edited 19.04.2017
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