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Title: Non-Faradaic electrochemical promotion of catalytic methane reforming for methanol production

A method of converting methane to methanol at low temperatures utilizes a reactor including an anode, a cathode, a membrane separator between the anode and cathode, a metal oxide catalyst at the anode and a hydrogen recovery catalyst at the cathode. The method can convert methane to methanol at as rate exceeding the theoretical Faradaic rate due to the contribution of an electrochemical reaction occurring in tandem with a Faradaic reaction.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1333285
Assignee:
Gas Technology Institute (Des Plaines, IL) HQPR
Patent Number(s):
9,499,917
Application Number:
14/076,445
Contract Number:
AR0000307
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Nov 11
Research Org:
Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Other works cited in this record:

Efficient and selective formation of methanol from methane in a fuel cell-type reactor
journal, April 2011

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