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Academic Journal of Engineering and Technology Science, 2020, 3(1); doi: 10.25236/AJETS.2020.030113.

Research Progress of Thermodynamic Simulation for Methane Dry Reforming


Yueming Xia, Sha Wang*, Cong Shi, Jialun Xu, Rui Xia, Haoran Xu and Shubin Xing

Corresponding Author:
Sha Wang

Institute of Energy and Power Engineering, School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai, 201620, PR China
*Corresponding author e-mail: wangsha_84@163.com


Methane dry reforming can produce synthesis gas suitable for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and methanol production by utilizing natural gas or biogas rich in methane and carbon dioxide as raw material. This process is helpful for reducing production cost and energy consumption, achieving environmental protection and resource utilization. It has received more and more attention from scholars at home and abroad. Methane and carbon dioxide reforming reaction can occur spontaneously at temperatures above 640 °C. Because the reforming mechanism is not clear, there is currently no industrial production facility for carbon dioxide reforming of natural gas in China. The thermodynamic analysis can be used for investigating the reaction characteristics of methane dry reforming, and then determining the optimal reaction conditions, exploring the reaction mechanism, and guiding reactor design and industrial production. Therefore, this paper reviews the research progress of thermodynamic simulation of methane dry reforming process.


methane dry reforming, mechanism, thermodynamic simulation

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Yueming Xia, Sha Wang*, Cong Shi, Jialun Xu, Rui Xia, Haoran Xu and Shubin Xing. Research Progress of Thermodynamic Simulation for Methane Dry Reforming. Academic Journal of Engineering and Technology Science (2020) Vol. 3 Issue 1: 101-109. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJETS.2020.030113.


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