High-efficiency dry reforming of biomethane directly using pulsed electric discharge at ambient condition

Yasushi Sekine, Junya Yamadera, Shigeru Kado, Masahiko Matsukata, Eiichi Kikuchi

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It is possible to directly convert biomethane into syngas at ambient temperatures and atmospheric pressure without gas cleaning, as showed by a recent experiment. The experiment made use of a flow-type reaction apparatus equipped with two oppositely charged electrodes and a high-voltage electric discharge within the electrode gas. Composed of a mixture of 59.7% methane and 40.2% carbon dioxide, the reaction gas has a flow rate of 20 cc/min. It was showed that the method is highly effective since total energy was very high and the H2S was converted straight to solid sulfur.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-694
Number of pages2
JournalEnergy and Fuels
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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