Fluid modeling of the conversion of methane into higher hydrocarbons in an atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge

C. De Bie, B. Verheyde, T. Martens, J. Dijk, van, S. Paulussen, A. Bogaerts

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Abstract

A one-dimensional fluid model for a dielectric barrier discharge in methane, used as a chemical reactor for gas conversion, is developed. The model describes the gas phase chemistry governing the conversion process of methane to higher hydrocarbons. The spatially averaged densities of the various plasma species as a function of time are discussed. Besides, the conversion of methane and the yields of the reaction products as a function of the residence time in the reactor are shown and compared with experimental data. Higher hydrocarbons (C2Hy and C3Hy) and hydrogen gas are typically found to be important reaction products. Furthermore, the main underlying reaction pathways are determined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1033-1058
Number of pages26
JournalPlasma Processes and Polymers
Volume8
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Hydrocarbons
Discharge (fluid mechanics)
Atmospheric pressure
atmospheric pressure
methane
hydrocarbons
Gases
Reaction products
reaction products
Fluids
fluids
chemical reactors
Chemical reactors
gases
Hydrogen
reactors
chemistry
vapor phases
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De Bie, C. ; Verheyde, B. ; Martens, T. ; Dijk, van, J. ; Paulussen, S. ; Bogaerts, A. / Fluid modeling of the conversion of methane into higher hydrocarbons in an atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge. In: Plasma Processes and Polymers. 2011 ; Vol. 8, No. 11. pp. 1033-1058.
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In: Plasma Processes and Polymers, Vol. 8, No. 11, 2011, p. 1033-1058.

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