Influence of nanocatalyst on oxidative coupling, steam and dry reforming of methane: A short review

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The influence of nanocatalyst on three main reactions for natural gas conversion such as steam reforming, dry reforming and oxidative coupling of methane has been reviewed with an emphasis on the literatures’ reports and results. Although literatures’ experimental results showed that the conversion of methane over the nanocatalysts was higher than that obtained from the ordinary catalysts, there was no correlation between the conversion of methane and the average sizes of the nanoparticles. The results of some nanocatalyst are also compared to ordinary catalysts in the literature which shows the improved influence of nanoscale catalyst performance on methane conversion.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArabian Journal of Chemistry
Issue numberSuppl. 1
Pages (from-to)S28-S34
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Natural gas
  • Steam reforming
  • Oxidative coupling of methane
  • Nanocatalyst
  • Methane conversion

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