Chemical Engineering & Technology, Vol.43, No.10, 2007-2014, 2020
Conversion of Methane Facilitated by Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells
A novel Fe-Al/SiO(2)catalyst for direct non-oxidative conversion of methane to ethylene, benzene, and naphthalene was synthesized. An Fe-Al/SiO(2)catalyst integrated solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) membrane reactor design is further developed. It could be successfully demonstrated that the SOEC enabled the in situ removal of H-2, which helps to shift the chemical equilibrium of the methane conversion reaction to enhance the conversion efficiency.