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Progress in Petrochemical Science

A Mini-Review on CO2 Reforming of Methane

  • Open or Close Mohamad Hassan Amin* and Suresh K Bhargava

    Centre for Advanced Materials and Industrial Chemistry, RMIT University, Australia

    *Corresponding author: Mohamad Hassan Amin, Centre for Advanced Materials and Industrial Chemistry, School of Science, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia

Submission: May 22, 2018; Published: June 07, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/PPS.2018.02.000532

ISSN 2637-8035
Volume2 Issue2


The reforming of methane is considered as one of the industrially important processes for decades, as the process converts natural gas to valuable syngas (a mixture of H2 and CO). There are three major reforming processes, which are classified based on the energetic of the process and reforming agent. Catalytic steam reforming (endothermic reaction), partial oxidation (exothermic reaction) and auto thermal reforming (combined exothermic and endothermic reactions) of methane are commercially available processes for syngas production. Carbon dioxide/dry reforming (endothermic reaction) is another alternative process that has received significant attention in recent years, which demonstrates the environmental benefit. This is a mini review on the development of CO2 reforming of methane.

Keywords: CO2 reforming of methane; Dry reforming of methane; Natural gas; syngas

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