Catalytic hydrogenation of carbon dioxide (CO2) to liquid fuels has attracted considerable interest in recent years, as it provides an alternative to the conventional petroleum refining processes of crude oil. This chapter provides an update to the heterogeneously catalyzed processes and reaction mechanisms for hydrocarbon synthesis obtained from hydrogenation of CO2. The first part of the chapter focuses on the methanation of carbon dioxide. Later, a review of the progress in the elucidation of reaction mechanisms for the syntheses of methanol and higher alcohols from CO2 is presented. Finally, a summary of current understanding on catalytic reactivity and reaction mechanisms for hydrogenation of CO2 over Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS)-based catalysts is provided.
|Title of host publication||Green Carbon Dioxide|
|Subtitle of host publication||Advances in CO 2 Utilization|
|Number of pages||20|
|State||Published - Mar 10 2014|
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- Alcohol synthesis
- Carbon dioxide (CO2) hydrogenation
- CO2 methanation
- Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS)
- Liquid fuels
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Engineering (all)
- Chemical Engineering (all)