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A Dual-Reactor Concept for the High-Yielding Conversion of Methane into Higher Hydrocarbons

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  • Dr. Evgenii V. Kondratenko,

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    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 29 A, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-51290
    • Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 29 A, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-51290
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  • Dr. Uwe Rodemerck

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 29 A, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-51290
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Dual to the death: The selective conversion of methane into higher alkanes in industrially relevant conversions combines the oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) with the selective hydrogenation of CO and CO2 in a second reactor, without the need for expensive pre-separation of the reaction products that are formed in the OCM reactor. Thus, the yield of higher alkanes (34 %) is at least 50 % higher than that from a single OCM reactor.

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