474574 Enabling C1 Chemistry through Atmospheric Pressure Corona Discharge (non-thermal) Plasmas

Monday, November 14, 2016: 10:08 AM
Union Square 21 (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
Alex Yokochi1, Goran Jovanovic1, Annette von Jouanne2, Nick AuYeung1, Justin Pommerenck1, Yousef Alanazi1, Yu Miao1, Scott Harpool2, Ian Reddick1 and Adam Shareghi1, (1)School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, (2)School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Efficient implementation of C1 chemistry has been a major goal in industrial chemistry for over a century – currently, the major methane to liquids processes involves reforming to syngas followed by catalytic CO hydrogenation. Our group has developed novel technology using atmospheric pressure corona discharge (non-thermal) plasmas implemented in microreactors. In this work we have demonstrated C1 coupling to C2 mixtures (ethylene and/or ethane and excess hydrogen, depending on the gas stream composition) with energetic efficiencies in the order of 70%, as well as to longer hydrocarbons. This presentation will summarize recent developments from our lab in this area.

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