Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering - (Ph.D.)
Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering
Robert Benedict Barat
Edward L. Dreyzin
Carbon nanotube-based Pt/Pd and Ru catalysts, independently synthesized by a microwave reaction technique, show good catalytic activity for CO2 reduction in the contexts of dry reforming (DR) of methane (CH4 + CO2 -> 2CO + 2H2) and reverse water gas shift (RWGS) (H2 + CO2 -> CO + H2O). Reaction temperatures range from 773 to 973 K, with system pressure at 30 psig. The feed molar ratios CH4/CO2 and CO2/H2 are varied from 0.5 to 2.0. Reactant conversions in DR and RWGS are strongly influenced by temperature and feed molar ratio, but insignificantly affected by flow rate.
Zhu, Yuan, "CO2 reduction over noble metal/carbon nanotube catalyst" (2017). Dissertations. 50.