Control of Reactant Addition for Intermediate Product Recovery

A second area of immense current research activity is the development of oxygen-permeable membranes to influence the conversion of methane to either methanol or syn gas. The goal in these processes is a mechanism for the conversion of natural gas to a transportable liquid that may be further converted to high valued products. Current research has shown that membranes can be developed and that the appropriate catalysts are available for these conversions. Many engineering challenges lie ahead. These membrane reactor processes operate in excess of 700°C (sometimes much higher). Sealing these ceramic membranes into a housing remains a limitation. Further, the thermal stresses, which develop when cycling from 25 to > 700°C, may result in membrane damage. While these are complex problems, the incentive to succeed is large and numerous research efforts continue in this area.

Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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