, Volume 35, Issue 11, pp 933-940
Date: 05 Dec 2009

Conversion of methane in a coaxial microwave torch

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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.

Original Russian Text © S.I. Gritsinin, P.A. Gushchin, A.M. Davydov, E.V. Ivanov, I.A. Kossyi, M.A. Misakyan, 2009, published in Fizika Plazmy, 2009, Vol. 35, No. 11, pp. 1011–1018.