By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Investigators publish new report on Chemical Engineering. According to news reporting from Dalian, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "A novel plasma shade with large reactive space generated by rotating spark channels was used for the first time for oxidative reforming of simulated biogas (CH4:CO2:O-2 = 3:2:2) to produce high-concentration syngas (CO + H-2) with low energy cost. This unique plasma exhibited rapid- and slow-zones where the conversion of O-2, CH4 and CO2 and dry-basis concentration of syngas (C-CO+H2(dry)) changed at two significantly different paces with specific energy input (SEI)."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Dalian University of Technology, "With increasing SEI, the conversion and C-CO+H2(dry) first increased rapidly at SEI < 84 kJ/mol, while the conversion and C-CO+H2(dry) increased at a much slower pace at SEI > 84 kJ/mol. Moreover, V-shape profile of syngas energy cost (ECCO+H2dry) versus SEI was observed. Thereby, the optimal SEI was found at which the lowest ECCO+H2 (1.0 eV/molecule) and a very high C-CO+H2(dry) (73%) were simultaneously achieved."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The good stability of the plasma reaction at the optimal SEI was verified over an 8-hour test."
For more information on this research see: Renewable and high-concentration syngas production from oxidative reforming of simulated biogas with low energy cost in a plasma shade. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2013;234():240-246. Chemical Engineering Journal can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Chemical Engineering Journal - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/601273)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.L. Liu, Dalian University of Technology, Sch Chem, Dalian 116024, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include X.S. Li, X. Zhu, K. Li, C. Shi and A.M. Zhu.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Dalian, Chemical Engineering, People's Republic of China
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