Catalytic Partial Oxidation of Model Biogas using Plasma-Assisted GlidArc Reactor

M.H. Rafiq, F. Owrang & J.E. Hustad
In this work, the potential of the catalytic partial oxidation of model biogas (CH4/CO2=60/40) to produce synthesis gas (H2+CO) was both experimentally and thermodynamically studied at fixed pressure (1 bar) and electric power. The investigations were performed in a partially adiabatic plasma­assisted (nonthermal) GlidArc reactor using a Ni­based catalyst. Two cases were studied: in the first case, normal air was used, whereas enriched air (O2/N2=40/60) was utilized in the second case. In the findings from...