ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Pilot unit of carbon dioxide methanation using nickel-based catalysts
Veronika Šnajdrová, Tomáš Hlinčík, Karel Ciahotný, and Lukáš Polák
University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Abstract: The catalytic hydrogenation of carbon dioxide is known for over 100 years. In recent years, the importance of this reaction has significantly increased due to synthetic natural gas production (SNG). Synthetic natural gas is produced from renewable energy sources (such as wind, hydro or solar power). Excess electric energy can be used for the production of hydrogen via electrolysis. This work focuses on the synthesis and characterization of a laboratory prepared nickel-based catalyst. This catalytic activity is compared to that of a commercial nickel-based catalyst. This manuscript also describes the methanation pilot unit where the catalytic tests took place. Energy is supplied to the pilot unit from a small photovoltaic power plant. Catalytic tests were performed at different pressures and temperatures.
Keywords: Carbon dioxide ; Hydrogen ; Methanation ; Nickel ; Catalyst
Full paper is available at www.springerlink.com.
Chemical Papers 72 (9) 2339–2346 (2018)