Controlled oxidative coupling of methane by ionic conducting ceramic membrane

F. T. Akin, Y. S. Lin

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Oxidative coupling of methane was performed on a tubular dense membrane reactor made of catalytically active fluorite-structured Bi1.5Y0.3Sm0.2O3-δ. Methane and air were separately fed to the tube and shell side of the membrane. The tubular dense membrane reactor gives 35% one-pass C2 (C2H4 + C2H6) yield for oxidative coupling of methane with a C2 selectivity of 54% at 900°C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-242
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Bismuth oxide
  • Membrane reactor
  • Natural gas conversion
  • Oxygen permeation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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