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Multi-user equipament approved in grant 2014-50279-4: combustion equipment, Autochem II 2920-Micromeritics

Grant number: 19/12856-3
Support Opportunities:Multi-user Equipment Program
Duration: September 01, 2019 - August 31, 2026
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Process Industries
Principal Investigator:Julio Romano Meneghini
Grantee:Julio Romano Meneghini
Host Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/50279-4 - Brasil Research Centre for Gas Innovation, AP.PCPE
As informações de acesso ao Equipamento Multiusuário são de responsabilidade do Pesquisador responsável
EMU web page: Página do Equipamento Multiusuário não informada
Type of equipment:Caracterização de Materiais - Análises de Superficies - Adsorção (sorção, BET, ângulo de contato/goniômetro)
Manufacturer: Fabricante não informado
Model: Modelo não informado


Multiusuário (Chemissorption). The high H:C ratio and the absence of heteroatoms (S and N) highlight natural gas as an attractive feedstock for synthetic fuels and chemicals and, therefore, as a potential replacement for the typically petroleum-derived ones. The search for efficient routes, direct and indirect, to convert methane to other higher value-added products is a challenge for the scientific community. Additionally, the new fields of oil and gas located in the pre-salt reservoirs of the Brazilian coast contain high concentration of CO2 (8-18%) associated to methane and, in some specific fields, the associated gas encloses higher CO2 content (79%). Thus, the aim of this project is to use CH4 and CO2 as raw materials (chemistry of C1) to produce synthesis gas (H2 + CO) by the methane tri-reforming reaction (Project 13-RCGI) and the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis to produce olefins and paraffins (Project 15-RCGI). Specifically, the improvement of different types of catalysts used in the described processes is intended in order to convert more efficiently reactants and obtain products in a more selective manner. The catalysts will be prepared with different metals for active phase and promoters (Ni, Co, Ce, Fe, Cu, Sr, La, Nd) supported on perovskites and different carbon allotropes, such as carbon nanotubes and graphene. Succinctly, these projects include catalyst development, proof of concept and technological applications, and process design and optimization. (AU)

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