Novel catalytic materials for oxidative coupling of methane

Ranjita Ghose, Hyun Tae Hwang, Arvind Varma

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Oxidative Coupling of Methane (OCM) is an attractive alternative for the production of ethylene, as compared to current processes based on crude oil. Although low selectivity and yield have prevented development of a practical catalyst, mixed metal oxides with complex structures (for example, mixed perovskite with general formula A xA 1-x & B yB 1-y3) have generated interest in recent years. Solution Combustion Synthesis (SCS) is a one-step method for the synthesis of nanostructured complex metal oxides with tailored composition, phase, oxidation state, and surface areas, by variation of tunable synthesis parameters. This technique has been extensively developed and used in our laboratory for synthesis of such materials. Our current research involves maximizing selectivity and yield of ethylene in OCM, using catalysts synthesized by the SCS technique, by systematic variation of the metal components and their ratios, and optimization of reaction conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, 11AIChE - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2011Oct 21 2011

Publication series

Name11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Conference2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, 11AIChE
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (all)


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