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Nanocatalysts for conversion of natural gas to liquid fuels and petrochemical feedstocks

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Nanocatalysts for conversion of natural gas to liquid fuels and petrochemical feedstocks
Abstract

The conversion of natural gas (methane) as an alternative to petroleum into valuable chemicals and clean fuels has received much attention. However, because of high stability and symmetry of methane molecule, relatively few number of natural gas conversions, mostly indirect routes, have been commercialized and the remainders are still not competitive to petroleum-based processes and are in research and development stage. With the advent of nanocatalysts in chemical processes and energy sector, the potentials of these catalysts in natural gas conversions have been studied extensively all around the world. In indirect conversions, especially gas-to-liquid (GTL) technologies, effective nanocatalysts have been developed. However, in direct conversions, further research and development works are necessary. In this work, the advances in application of nanocatalysts in natural gas conversions are reviewed and areas for further research are addressed. Both theoretical aspects such as density functional theory (DFT) and characterizations and practical achievements in scientific and patent literature will be considered.

Graphical abstractFigure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (106 K)Download as PowerPoint slideHighlights► The conversion of natural gas by nanocatalysts is an active research field. ► Novel supports such as mesoporous solids have been widely used. ► Most achievements were in indirect conversions such as Fischer–Tropsch synthesis. ► Effective methane activation needs further theoretical and practical research.

Keywords
Natural gas conversions; C1 chemistry; Liquid fuels; Nanocatalysts; Computational methods
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General - Volumes 443–444, 7 November 2012, Pages 8–26
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
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