A ceramic-membrane-based methane combustion reactor with tailored function of simultaneous separation of carbon dioxide from Nitrogen

Ryan Falkenstein-Smith, Kang Wang, Pingying Zeng, Jeongmin Ahn

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Abstract

Today, industry has become more dependent on natural gases and combustion processes, creating a tremendous pressure to reduce their emissions. Although the current methods such as chemical looping combustion (CLC) and pure oxygen combustion have several advantages, there are still many limitations. A ceramic membrane based methane combustion reactor is an environmentally friendly technique for heat and power generation. This work investigates the performance of a perovskite-type SrSc0.1Co0.9O3-δ (SSC) membrane reactor for the catalytic combustion of methane. For this purpose, the mixed ionic and electronic conducting SSC oxygen-permeable planar membrane was prepared by a dry-pressing technique, and the SSC powder catalyst was spray coated on the permeation side of the membrane. Then, the prepared SSC membrane with the catalyst was used to perform the catalytic combustion of methane. The oxygen permeability of the membrane reactor was studied. Also, the methane conversion rates and CO2 selectivity at various test conditions were reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Volume8B
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
EventASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2014 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Nov 14 2014Nov 20 2014

Other

OtherASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2014
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period11/14/1411/20/14

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Keywords

  • Ceramic membrane reactor
  • CO capture
  • Methane combustion
  • Strontium cobalt oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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Falkenstein-Smith, R., Wang, K., Zeng, P., & Ahn, J. (2014). A ceramic-membrane-based methane combustion reactor with tailored function of simultaneous separation of carbon dioxide from Nitrogen. In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE) (Vol. 8B). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2014-38283