Special Issue "Catalytic Oxidation of Methane"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; low temperature catalytic oxidation of methane and carbon monoxide; kinetics and mechanism; surface science; identification of surface species and metal–metal oxide support interactions by XPS, TEM, SEM, STEM, XRD, TPD, etc.
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Catalytic oxidation of methane is an important area for both academic research and industrial applications. Methane (the major component of natural gas) is one of the main energy sources for gas-powered turbines for power generation, and transport vehicles (using compressed natural gas). Methane is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a green house gas and is emitted from power generation, diesel and compressed natural gas engines, gas wells, etc. The three-way catalytic converters work well at higher temeperatures (above 600 °C) and are not very effective for lean-burn engines and during “idling”. A good amount of research has been reported in the literature on catalytic combustion of methane producing carbon dioxide and water. However, even after 40–50 years of research in this area, the search is still on for low-temperature catalysts that would oxidize methane below 350 °C and hopefully at atmospheric temperature. Some of the perenial issues like catalyst deactivation, stabilty, sintering etc., would require more research. In recent years, some advances have been made to develop low-tempearture catalysts and encapsulate catalysts to minimize deactivation by water and other sources. This special issue will focus on the science and enginnering of development of low-temperature catalysts (below 350 °C) for catalytic combustion of methane to carbon dioxde and water. Contributions on research and development in the following areas are welcome:
(a) Development of low-tempertaure catalysts and processes for methane combustion.
(b) Kinetics and mechanism of catalytic combustion of methane at low temperatures.
(c) Processes/methods to stop or minimize catalyst deactivation and sintering.
(d) Identification of surface species before/during/after catalytic combustion by XPS and other surface techniques.
Prof. Dr. Anil Banerjee
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- low temperature catalytic combustion of methane
- kinetics and mechanism
- heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis
- automotive catalysts
- diesel-engine catalysts
- lab and or bench -scale process development
- identification of surface species
- surface science