Effectively converting CO2into fuels and value-added chemicals remains a major challenge in catalysis, especially under mild conditions. In this study, we report a one-step plasma-enabled catalytic process for CO2hydrogenation to C2+hydrocarbons operated at low temperature and atmospheric pressure in a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) packed-bed reactor. Plasma without catalyst produces mainly CO (over 80% selectivity), while CH4becomes the main product when plasma is coupled with the alumina-supported Co catalyst. Interestingly, by simply changing the catalyst-bed configuration within the plasma discharge zone, more C2+hydrocarbons are selectively produced. High C2+hydrocarbons selectivity of 46% atca.74% CO2conversion is achieved when operated at the furnace temperature of 25 °C and 10 W DBD plasma. The possible origin of C2+formation and the significance of catalyst-bed configuration are discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Chemistry