[Fumiaki Amano] Development of photoelectrochemical system for oxidative coupling of methane

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Fumiaki Amano

Fumiaki Amano

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, The University of Kitakyushu
Associate Professor


This research aims to create a photoelectrochemical membrane reactor system as a new catalytic reaction field for oxidative coupling of methane. Light energy, electric field, and catalysts will be used to activate C-H bonds of methane at low temperatures near room temperature. In addition, a membrane reactor system is used to separate the reaction sites for methane activation and oxygen activation. The goal of this research is to develop an innovative catalytic process for oxidative coupling of methane to higher hydrocarbons in high yield.

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