Special Issue "Catalysts for Reforming of Methane"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalysis in Organic and Polymer Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Catherine Batiot-Dupeyrat Website E-Mail
Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers (IC2MP), UMR CNRS 7285 Université de Poitiers, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Poitiers (ENSIP), 1, rue marcel Doré, TSA 41105, 86073 Poitiers cedex 9, France
Interests: dry reforming of methane; nonthermal plasma for CO2 transformation; catalytic VOC removal; plasma–catalysis coupling
Guest Editor
Prof. Patrick Da COSTA Website E-Mail
Institut Jean Le Rond d’Alembert, Sorbonne Université, CNRS 7190, 2 Place de la Gare de Ceinture, F-78210 Saint-Cyr-l’École, France
Interests: environmental Catalysis; CO2 chemical utilization; methanation; plasma catalytic processes; NOx reduction; soot oxidation, water treatment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Because of abundant shale gas reserves and the development of the production of biogas and landfill gas from anaerobic decomposition, methane has become a very important energy source. Apart from its direct use for heat, CH4 is a feedstock in various reforming processes for producing synthetic gas (syngas), an important platform chemical intermediate for chemicals (such ammonia) and synthetic fuels.

The traditional catalysts used for methane reforming (steam: SR, dry: DRM, and autothermal reforming: ATR) are supported noble metals such as Rh, Ru, Pt, and Pd and Ni-based material due to their low cost. Despite its economic and environmental benefits, DRM is not yet considered as a marketable process, the main drawbacks being carbon formation and catalyst deactivation by sintering.

This Special Issue is intended to cover the most recent progress in the design of catalysts for methane reforming with a focus on DRM and ATR. Particular attention will be given to the role of species interaction based on catalyst characterization before and after reaction. Studies on the use of efficient cheap and readily available catalysts such as clays, catalytic systems from ashes, and shaped materials are welcome.

Dr. Catherine Batiot-Dupeyrat
Prof. Patrick Da COSTA
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Dry reforming of methane
  • Autothermal reforming
  • Cheap catalysts (from waste materials, natural clays, etc.)
  • Shaped catalysts
  • Carbon-resistant catalysts

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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