Deactivation pathways in methane upgrading catalysis

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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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Pidko, E.A., Supervisor
  • Urakawa, A., Supervisor
Award date7 Jun 2021
Print ISBNs978-94-6384-212-9
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Methane conversion
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • Catalyst deactivation
  • Dry reforming of methane


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