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dc.contributor.advisorSarathy, Mani
dc.contributor.authorAlturkistani, Sultan H.
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-13T12:18:40Z
dc.date.available2020-05-14T00:00:00Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.identifier.citationAlturkistani, S. H. (2019). Optimization of Process Variables for Oxidative Coupling of Methane. KAUST Research Repository. https://doi.org/10.25781/KAUST-FO694
dc.identifier.doi10.25781/KAUST-FO694
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/652866
dc.description.abstractOxidative coupling of methane (OCM) is a promising route for converting abundant natural gas resources into more useful chemicals like paraffins and olefins (primarily C2). However, to date, there is no current OCM production plant due to low overall conversion and selectivity to the desired product(s). In this work, different operating factors are studied experimentally and through simulation with respect mainly to three responses: CH4 conversion, C2 main product selectivity, and COx side product selectivity. The aim is to identify the best operating condition for maximum ethylene production combined with COx production. Design of experiments (DoE) method was used to analyze the experimental results by applying the full factorial approach. Simulation results were studied by finding the correlation strength between input factors and responses. It was found that the performance of an OCM reactor could be greatly improved under optimal operating conditions. Operating temperature and CH4/O2 ratio have the highest influence while catalyst weight and flow rate have the lowest influence on the OCM responses and mainly depend on rector dimensions.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectOCM, Process Optimization, Oxidation coupling of methane, DoE, Design of experiment
dc.titleOptimization of Process Variables for Oxidative Coupling of Methane
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.rights.embargodate2020-05-14
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology
dc.contributor.committeememberGascon, Jorge
dc.contributor.committeememberFarooq, Aamir
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical and Biological Engineering
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
dc.rights.accessrightsAt the time of archiving, the student author of this thesis opted to temporarily restrict access to it. The full text of this thesis became available to the public after the expiration of the embargo on 2020-05-14.
refterms.dateFOA2020-05-14T00:00:00Z
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