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Application of Pulsed Discharge Plasma For Methanol Synthesis

Rajanikanth, BS and Shimizu, K and Okumoto, M and Katsura, S and Mizuno, A (2002) Application of Pulsed Discharge Plasma For Methanol Synthesis. In: Conference Record of the 1995 IEEE Industry Applications Conference, 1995. Thirtieth IAS Annual Meeting, IAS '95, 8-12 Oct 1995, Orlando, FL , USA.

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Abstract

Synthesis of methanol using pulsed discharge plasma process is gaining significance. We report the production of methanol from methane and CO2/H2O, using pulsed discharge. Experiments were conducted at very low temperature (-192°C) in addition to normal room temperature. Two types of plasma reactors, cylindrical and rectangular, were tested for methanol production with different corona electrodes (straight wire, helical wire and barbed plate). Gas analysis was carried out by GC-MS and the yield of methanol at various operating conditions was compared and discussed. Experiments were carefully conducted laboratory environment

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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2012 07:38
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 07:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/44128

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