Methane Reforming with Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen under Atmospheric and Pressurized Conditions Using Fixed- and Fluidized-Bed Reactors

Keiichi Tomishige, Yuichi Matsuo, Mohammad Asadullah, Yusuke Yoshinaga, Yasushi Sekine, Kaoru Fujimoto

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Effect of the reactor in methane reforming with carbon dioxide and oxygen over NiO-MgO catalysts under atmospheric and pressurized conditions was investigated. Under atmospheric pressure, the stable activity was observed using the fluidized bed reactor. However, in the fixed bed reactor, the activity decreased gradually with time on stream. On the other hand, at low temperature and high space velocity, methane conversion decreased rapidly to the level of methane combustion using fluidized bed reactor. Under pressurized condition, the stable production of syngas was possible even at high space velocity since the catalyst is in more reducing atmosphere at higher pressure. The fluidized bed reactor enhanced more effective conversion of methane to syngas than the fixed bed reactor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-315
Number of pages13
JournalACS Symposium Series
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


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