Microwave-assisted reforming for syngas production

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Microwave (MW)-assisted catalytic reactors have gained a lot of attention in the last two decades. This is due to their heat transfer enhancements within the catalyst structure, which led to low energy consumptions and higher catalyst stability. This chapter introduces the production of syngas by dry reforming in MW-assisted catalytic reactors. It starts with a general discussion of utilizing MW technologies in chemical reactions and how will that affect the reactor design and the different reaction parameters. The discussion is then directed to methane reforming catalyst design for MW reactors. These catalyst systems are classified into: metal-supported structures, carbon materials, and metal–carbon structures. The chapter ends by addressing the challenges and opportunities in MW-assisted methane reforming.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Synthesis Gas
Subtitle of host publicationMethods, Technologies and Applications: Syngas Production and Preparation: Volume 1
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780323918718
ISBN (Print)9780323985000
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022

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  • Catalyst deactivation
  • Dielectric loss tangent
  • Magnetic loss tangent
  • Metal–carbon catalysts
  • Methane dry reforming
  • Microwave cavity mode
  • Microwave-assisted reactors
  • Penetration depth
  • Syngas production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)
  • Chemical Engineering (all)


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