Membrane reactors for oxidative coupling of methane to produce syngas and other chemicals

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Oxygen permeable membranes have been attracting much attention for a variety of applications, such as oxidative coupling of methane. This article describes the concept of oxygen-permeable membranes based on mixed oxide-ion and electronic conductors and trend in material development. To date, perovskite-type oxides and dual-phase-type membranes showing an oxygen permeation rate of approximately 10 mol/cm2s (13.4 sccm/cm2) under methane reforming have been developed. In addition, a prototype of planar-type methane reformer using the ceramic membranes has been developed. Methane can be reformed to syngas under dry and low steam/carbon conditions by using the membrane reformer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMembrane Reactors for Energy Applications and Basic Chemical Production
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781782422273
ISBN (Print)9781782422235
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 5


  • Ceramics
  • Composites
  • Mixed conductors
  • Oxygen separation
  • Partial oxidation of methane
  • Reformer
  • Tape casting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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