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Non-Thermal PLasma Enabled cAtalysis-Separation system for UpgRading biogasto mEthane-NTPleasure

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address: OXFORD ROAD
postcode: M13 9PL

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-01-15   to  2020-01-14


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 Project objective

Biogas (CO2, 15~60 vol.%, CH4, 40~75 vo.l%) is produced by the anaerobic digestion of organic wastes such as sewage, food wastes and landfill, which can produce biomethane as the transport fuel. Therefore, extensive efforts have been dedicated for the separation of CO2 from biogas to enrich CH4 present. In addition, the further utilization of separated CO2 (e.g. CO2 to methanol or CH4) is also a challenge for directing its carbon cycle and hence reducing the current greenhouse gas emissions. In this project, an integrated separation-nonthermal plasma (NTP)-catalyst system will be developed to enable the full utilization and valorisation of biogas. The system will be based on selective capture of CO2 from the biogas stream using ultra-thin SAPO-34 zeolite membranes (~1 μm thickness) and the subsequent NTP-assisted catalytic CO2 methanation on Ni- and/or Co-based catalysts supported on 5A zeolite membrane (~3 μm thickness). The integrated design combining CO2 capture with CO2 methanation at ambient temperature will be an excellent candidate for further exploitation in the industrial scale biogas upgrade process. This project will also use transient kinetics and advanced in-situ characterization methods to understand the reaction mechanism and nature of the active site, including steady-state isotope kinetic analysis, short-time-on-stream diffuse reflectance infra spectroscopy and near ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, etc.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Huanhao Chen, Yibing Mu, Yan Shao, Sarayute Chansai, Huan Xiang, Yilai Jiao, Christopher Hardacre, Xiaolei Fan
Nonthermal plasma (NTP) activated metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) catalyst for catalytic CO 2 hydrogenation
published pages: , ISSN: 0001-1541, DOI: 10.1002/aic.16853
AIChE Journal 2020-02-20
2019 Yibing Mu, Huanhao Chen, Huan Xiang, Lan Lan, Yan Shao, Xiaolei Fan, Christopher Hardacre
Defects-healing of SAPO-34 membrane by post-synthesis modification using organosilica for selective CO2 separation
published pages: 80-88, ISSN: 0376-7388, DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2019.01.004
Journal of Membrane Science 575 2020-02-20
2019 Huanhao Chen, Yibing Mu, Yan Shao, Sarayute Chansai, Shaojun Xu, Cristina E. Stere, Huan Xiang, Rongxin Zhang, Yilai Jiao, Christopher Hardacre, Xiaolei Fan
Coupling non-thermal plasma with Ni catalysts supported on BETA zeolite for catalytic CO 2 methanation
published pages: 4135-4145, ISSN: 2044-4753, DOI: 10.1039/c9cy00590k
Catalysis Science & Technology 9/15 2020-02-20
2020 Shanshan Xu, Sarayute Chansai, Yan Shao, Shaojun Xu, Yi-chi Wang, Sarah Haigh, Yibing Mu, Yilai Jiao, Cristina E. Stere, Huanhao Chen, Xiaolei Fan, Christopher Hardacre
Mechanistic study of non-thermal plasma assisted CO2 hydrogenation over Ru supported on MgAl layered double hydroxide
published pages: 118752, ISSN: 0926-3373, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2020.118752
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 268 2020-02-20
2020 Reza Vakili, Rahman Gholami, Cristina E. Stere, Sarayute Chansai, Huanhao Chen, Stuart M. Holmes, Yilai Jiao, Christopher Hardacre, Xiaolei Fan
Plasma-assisted catalytic dry reforming of methane (DRM) over metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)-based catalysts
published pages: 118195, ISSN: 0926-3373, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.118195
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 260 2020-02-20

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