Kinetics and Catalysis

, Volume 59, Issue 6, pp 810–819 | Cite as

The Reasons for Nonlinear Phenomena in Oxidation of Methane over Nickel

  • A. A. Saraev
  • Z. S. Vinokurov
  • A. N. Shmakov
  • V. V. KaichevEmail author
  • V. I. Bukhtiyarov


The catalytic oxidation of methane over nickel foil is studied. It is shown that, under the oxygen-lean conditions in the regime of a flow-type reactor, nonlinear phenomena can appear in the form of self-sustained oscillations of the reaction rate and the catalyst temperature. To determine the reasons for self-sustained oscillations, X-ray diffraction and mass spectrometry in the operandо mode were used. It was found that the appearance of oscillations in the methane oxidation is due to periodical oxidation–reduction of the surface layer of nickel foil; metallic nickel has a higher catalytic activity than NiO. The oscillations of the catalyst temperature are determined by the occurrence of exothermic and endothermic processes associated with the reduction of nickel oxide and methane oxidation on the surface of metallic nickel.


methane oxidation nickel heterogeneous catalysis self-oscillations reaction mechanism 



This work was performed within the framework of the budget project (АААА-А17-117041710078-1) for Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences. In situ/operandо XRD studied were carried out using the equipment of the Shared Use Center Siberian Center for Synchrotron and Terahertz Radiation at Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Saraev
    • 1
    • 2
  • Z. S. Vinokurov
    • 1
    • 3
  • A. N. Shmakov
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • V. V. Kaichev
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • V. I. Bukhtiyarov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Novosibirsk State UniversityNovosibirskRussia
  3. 3.Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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