Autothermal reactor concept for combined oxidative coupling and methane reforming

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A new autothermal reactor concept is developed for the simultaneous production of ethylene by oxidative coupling (OCM) and synthesis gas by steam reforming of methane (SRM), supported by a detailed numerical modeling study. The proposed reactor consists of two separate reaction chambers which are thermally coupled. OCM is carried out on packed bed reverse flow membrane reactor tubes submerged in a fluidized bed where the unconverted methane and by-products are reformed together with some additional steam producing synthesis gas and consuming the reaction enthalpy emerged from the exothermic OCM. The exothermic OCM and endothermic SRM could be very efficiently coupled into an overall autothermal reactor. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (Montreal, Quebec, Canada 8/23-27/2009).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges for a changing world : Proceedings of the 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering incorporating the 59th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference and the XXIV Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE8) ; Montréal, Quebec, Canada, August 23 - 27, 2009 ; abstract book
Place of PublicationMontreal
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Eventconference; CAM1 516d -
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …


Conferenceconference; CAM1 516d
Period1/01/10 → …
OtherCAM1 516d


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