WIT Press


Ion Transport Membrane Technology For The Primary Processing Of Natural Gas

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EQ140752

Volume

190

Pages

12

Page Range

809 - 820

Published

2014

Size

1,255 kb

Author(s)

V. L. Kozhevnikov, I. A. Leonidov & M. V. Patrakeev

Abstract

Dense ceramic membranes with mixed, electron and oxygen-ion, conductivity are able to separate oxygen from air and other gas mixtures that contain oxygen in the form of individual molecules or gaseous oxides. This feature can be used in catalytic reactors in order to integrate oxygen separation and oxidation of gaseous organics. The method is currently considered as one of the most promising approaches for the development of novel energy efficient, environmentally friendly and compact technologies for processing of natural gas and related raw materials such as associated petroleum gas and biogas. The present report deals with general problems that emerge at practical implementations of ion-electron oxygen separating membranes in reactors for the primary processing of light hydrocarbons. The main demands for materials and process organization are considered. Particular attention is given to the partial oxidation of methane to synthesis gas. Keywords: mixed conductors, oxygen flux density, ceramic membrane, partial oxidation of methane, selectivity, conversion, synthesis gas.

Keywords

mixed conductors, oxygen flux density, ceramic membrane, partial oxidation of methane, selectivity, conversion, synthesis gas.