Dry reforming of methane catalysed by molten metal alloys

  title={Dry reforming of methane catalysed by molten metal alloys},
  author={Clarke Palmer and D. Chester Upham and Simon Smart and Michael J. Gordon and Horia Metiu and Eric W. McFarland},
  journal={Nature Catalysis},
Dry reforming of methane usually affords low-quality syngas with equimolar amounts of CO and H 2 . Here we report the high conversion of CH 4 and CO 2 to syngas and solid carbon through simultaneous pyrolysis and dry reforming of methane in a bubble column reactor using a molten metal alloy catalyst (65:35 mol% Ni:In). The H 2 to CO ratio can be increased above 1:1 using feed ratios of CH 4 :CO 2 greater than 1:1 to produce stoichiometric solid carbon as a co-product that is separable from the… 

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