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Special Issue "Catalytic Concepts for Methane Combustion"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
Methane release from vehicles, agriculture, or mining must be abated in order to control the emission of this greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. One option is the catalytic oxidation of methane to carbon dioxide, with the latter having a much lower global warming potential. To this end, both academia and industry have focused on the development of catalysts operating at temperatures as low as possible. In this regard, a great deal of research has been performed and broad knowledge has been gained about what is possible; however, this has mainly been done under ideal reaction conditions. Therefore, it is of essential importance for commercial applications to provide fundamentals describing the catalytic performance under “real” off-gas conditions. Addressing this demand, studies affording new insights into this field are highly welcome to contribute to this Special Issue. The focus will be put on (i) recent developments in designing novel catalysts, (ii) mechanistic understanding of factors affecting catalyst performance, and (iii) their efficient usage. Catalysis under dynamic conditions, understanding the role of off-gas components affecting catalyst activity, or promoting techniques (light, fields, plasm) lowering the combustion temperature are just a few examples of the current hot spots in the field.
Dr. Sebastian Wohlrab
Dr. Evgenii Kondratenko
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Methane total oxidation
- Catalyst concepts
- Promoting techniques
- Dynamic behaviour
- Real off-gas conditions (+H2O, +CO2)
- Long-term stability
- Catalyst poisoning
- Mechanistic features
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: High-throughput screening approach to identify new active and long term stable catalysts for total oxidation of methane from gas fueled lean burn engines
Authors: Thomas Lenk1, Adrian Gärtner1, Klaus Stöwe1*, Thomas Schwarz1, Christian Breuer2, Rainer Kiemel2, Santiago Casu2
Affiliation:1 Technische Universität Chemnitz
2 Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
* Correspondence: [email protected]
Abstract: A unique high-throughput approach to identify new catalysts for total oxidation of methane from the exhaust gas of biogas operated lean burn engines is presented. The approach consists of three steps: A primary screening using emission corrected infrared thermography, validation in a conventional plug flow gas phase reactor using a model exhaust gas containing CH4, O2, CO, CO2, NO, NO2, N2O, SO2, H2O and ageing tests using a simplified exhaust gas (CH4, O2, CO2, SO2, H2O). To demonstrate the efficiency of this approach one dataset with sol-gel based catalysts is presented. Compositions are 3 at% precious metals (Pt, Rh) combined with different amounts of Al, Mn, and Ce.