Origin of the produced carbon in plasma decomposition of methane
chemical engineering department, Amirkabir university of technology, Tehran, Iran
Methane decomposition in plasma reactor is a green process and might become an economical route to produce COx free Hydrogen. In the present study, a novel plasma reactor with unique feature of stable operation to provide opportunity for direct decomposition of methane at almost ambient temperature was designed and constructed. The main product was hydrogen with small amount of C2 hydrocarbons where C2 refers to ethane, ethylene, and acetylene. This article tries to through the light on origin of the produced carbon in plasma decomposition of methane and proposes reactions path way containing both of radical reactions and electron collision reactions. electron collision reactions.