The abundance of methane has led to a strong interest to use methane as a feedstock in the chemical industry. One of the main challenges is the initial activation of the methane molecule. In this thesis, heterogeneous catalysts for two different methane conversion processes are investigated. Firstly, the deactivation of supported Ni catalysts during the dry reforming of methane is studied. Secondly, the applicability of Metal-Organic Frameworks in the selective partial oxidation of methane to methanol is evaluated.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||7 Jun 2021|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
- Methane conversion
- heterogeneous catalysis
- Catalyst deactivation
- Dry reforming of methane