Project

Closing the carbon cycle: multi-scale modelling and materials optimisation for super-dry reforming of methane

Duration
01 October 2021 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Heterogeneous catalysis
    • Chemical kinetics and thermodynamics
    • Modelling, simulation and optimisation
Keywords
High-level ab initio calculations for in silico material screening Experimental validation and nanomaterial exploration Multi-scale modelling and materials optimisation Heterogeneous catalysis Chemical kinetics and thermodynamics
 
Project description

Reducing green house gas emissions will be one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Super-dry reforming of methane is a strongly intensified CO2 conversion process as it converts up to 3 CO2 molecules per CH4 molecule into a pure CO stream. A modelling-based approach to the optimisation of materials formulation for the SDR process will be developed.