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Oxidative Coupling of Methane: Optimal Operating Policies for a Membrane Reactor Network

Lenhart, E, Esche, E, Arellano-Garcia, H and Biegler, LT (2012) Oxidative Coupling of Methane: Optimal Operating Policies for a Membrane Reactor Network Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 84 (11). pp. 1980-1988.

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The oxidative coupling of methane (OCM), in which methane is turned into ethylene and ethane, presents an opportunity for using natural gas to produce desired C2 hydrocarbons. The main challenge for the successful implementation of the process is the reduction of undesired by-products, such as CO2. This contribution deals with the optimization of a membrane reactor network for the OCM process with the goal of maximizing yield while maintaining simultaneously a high selectivity in C2 products. The network consists of a plug flow/fixed-bed reactor, a conventional packed-bed membrane reactor and a so-called proposed packed-bed membrane reactor.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Chemical Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemical and Process Engineering
Authors :
Lenhart, E
Esche, E
Arellano-Garcia, H
Biegler, LT
Date : November 2012
DOI : 10.1002/cite.201200073
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Uncontrolled Keywords : Membrane reactor network; Oxidative coupling of methane; Packed-bed membrane reactor; Process optimization
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 24 Aug 2016 14:46
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:36

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