Methane conversion in a multielectrode slipping surface discharge in the two-phase water-gas medium
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- Anpilov, A.M., Barkhudarov, E.M., Berezhetskaya, N.K. et al. Tech. Phys. (2011) 56: 1588. doi:10.1134/S1063784211110028
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The multielectrode slipping surface discharge in a two-phase water-gas (methane) medium is studied experimentally as a plasma-chemical converter of methane into various hydrocarbons, carbon, and hydrogen. The energy value of methane decomposition is on the order of 5 eV/molecule, which is close to record-high values attained in high-pressure discharges. The degree of conversion of methane is determined and the possibility of its substantial increase is considered.