Conversion of methane in a coaxial microwave torch
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- Gritsinin, S.I., Gushchin, P.A., Davydov, A.M. et al. Plasma Phys. Rep. (2009) 35: 933. doi:10.1134/S1063780X0911004X
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A microwave coaxial plasmatron (microwave torch) is used as a plasmachemical converter of methane into hydrogen and hydrocarbons. The measured energy cost of methane decomposition is close to its minimum theoretical value. Such a low energy cost is unsurpassed for reactors operating at atmospheric pressure. A model of the plasmachemical converter is constructed. The results of calculations in the frame-work of this model agree well with experimental data.