TIFR
Department of Chemical Sciences
School of Natural Sciences

April 26, 2018 at 2.30 pm in D-406

Title :

Methane transformation to higher oxygenates over nanostructured catalysts

Abstract :

Increasing methane reserves in terms of natural gas, biogas, and shell gas explore its utilization as a solution to future energy security and environment safety. Therefore, methane value addition to higher chemicals get researchers interest in the present scenario.  The direct route is restricted due to low conversion as well low selectivity; hence, indirect route, i.e., via syngas is preferred by industries.

The focus of my talk will be on the effect of various parameters, like noble metal, surface acidity basicity, promotion with another transition metal in a bimetallic system to improve the activity and durability of methane reforming catalyst and the way to regulate ethanol selectivity in CO hydrogenation.