Microwave assisted methane reforming reactions
Microwave-activated gas-solid reactions have attracted increasing attention over the last 20 years, mostly due
to the ability of microwaves to selectively interact with metal nanoparticles. However, perovskites, which are
known for their good thermal and structural stability as well as for their high oxygen storage capacity at high
temperatures, have not been tested under microwaves. In this project, microwave assisted methane steam
and dry reforming reactions using perovskite catalyst would be performed in a dedicated microwave reactor.
The microwave-assisted methane reforming processes would be compared with their conventionally heated
counterparts in terms of product yield, selectivity, energy efficiency, scalability and volumetric footprint.