Steady-state conversion of methane to C4+ aliphatic products in high yields using an integrated recycle reactor system Academic Article uri icon


  • Conversion of methane in high yields to C4+ nonaromatic hydrocarbons was demonstrated in a recycle system. The principal components of the recycle system included an oxidative coupling reactor with a Mn/Na2WO4/SiO2 catalyst at 800 C for conversion of methane to ethylene, and a reactor with an H-ZSM-5 zeolite at 275 C for subsequent conversion of ethylene to higher hydrocarbons. Total yields of C4+ products were in the range of 60-80%, and yields of C4+ nonaromatic hydrocarbons were in the range of 50-60%. 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Pak, S., Rades, T., Rosynek, M. P., & Lunsford, J. H.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Pak, S||Rades, T||Rosynek, MP||Lunsford, JH

publication date

  • May 2000