Methane catalytic cracking to make hydrogen and graphitic nano carbons (Nanotubes, Microfibers, Microballs, Onions) with zero emission

W. Zhang, Lizhen Gao, M. Zhang, J. Cui, Y. Li, L. Gao, S. Zhang

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    Abstract

    Methane was catalytically decomposed to hydrogen and highly graphitic carbon nanotubes, microfibers, microballs, and nano onions. Over Mo x-Ni(Fe,Co)y-MgOz, single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and thin-walled carbon nanotubes (TWNTs) were produced; over Ni/Y, individually separated SWNTs were generated; over La2NiO 4, multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) were made. Over Ni/MCM-41, with the addition of benzene, the carbon microballs (CMBs) were produced. Over Fe-Cr alloy and LaNi0.9Co0.1O3, the carbon nano onions (CNOs) and carbon microfibers (CMFs) were produced, respectively. The methane conversion efficiency and carbon growth rate followed the order: CNOs > CMBs > CMFs > MWNTs > TWNTs > SWNTs. © 2014 Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1166-1174
    JournalSynthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic and Nano-Metal Chemistry
    Volume44
    Issue number8
    Early online date26 May 2014
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

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