|Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences
|Title of the Research
|Development of a high-efficient DRM system and elucidation of the reaction mechanisms
|Outline of Research
|Dry reforming of methane (DRM) has been widely studied as a GHG reduction technology. However, this process requires high temperature and induces severe coking, which causes catalytic deactivation. A previous study revealed that microwave-assisted La-Ce-Ni catalyst has high catalytic activity but elucidating specific reaction mechanisms is still needed for further energy reduction and catalyst durability. This research focuses on developing a microwave-assisted DRM system through Raman spectroscopy, XAFS analysis, and electron microscopy on La-Ce-Ni catalysts.