Springer Theses

Solar-Energy-Mediated Methane Conversion Over Nanometal and Semiconductor Catalysts

Authors: Hui, Song

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by Hokkaido University
  • Demonstrates the use of solar energy to activate and convert methane at low temperatures
  • Reports direct photooxidation of methane to liquid oxygenates with molecular oxygen
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This book demonstrates that solar energy, the most abundant and clean renewable energy, can be utilized to drive methane activation and conversion under mild conditions. The book reports that coupling solar energy and thermal energy can significantly enhance methane conversion at mild temperatures using plasmonic nanometal-based catalysts, with a substantial decrease in apparent activation energy of methane conversion. Furthermore, this book, for the first time, reports the direct photocatalytic methane oxidation into liquid oxygenates (methanol and formaldehyde) with only molecular oxygen in pure water at room temperature with high yield and selectivity over nanometals and semiconductors (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide). These findings are a big stride toward methane conversion and inspire researchers to develop strategies for efficient and selective conversion of methane to high-value-added chemicals under mild conditions.

About the authors

Hui Song is a Postdoctoral Researcher at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan. He received his bachelor's degree from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2013, Master’s degree from Zhejiang University in 2016 and Ph.D. degree from Hokkaido University in 2019. His research interests mainly focus on exploring innovated and efficient catalysts for solar-powered catalytic conversion of small molecules including CH4, CO2, N2 and H2 to liquid fuels and value-added chemicals, developing new reaction pathways for more efficient utilization of C1 resources, and revealing these chemical reactions mechanism by various characterization methods. He was awarded the “Best Poster” in the 22nd International Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy (IPS-22) in 2018. He has published 13 papers as the first author in J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Nat. Commun. Joule, ACS Catal. and other journals. He has also published 6 Chinese patents and 2 Japanese patents.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-30

    Song, Hui

  • Visible Light-Mediated Methane Activation for Steam Methane Reforming over Rh/TiO2 Catalysts Under Mild Conditions

    Pages 31-53

    Song, Hui

  • Light-Enhanced Carbon Dioxide Reforming of Methane by Effective Plasmonic Coupling Effect of Pt and Au Nanoparticles

    Pages 55-73

    Song, Hui

  • Visible Light-Promoted Carbon Dioxide Reforming of Methane Over Pt/TaN Catalysts

    Pages 75-91

    Song, Hui

  • Direct Photocatalytic Oxidation of Methane to Liquid Oxygenates with Molecular Oxygen over Nanometals/ZnO Catalysts

    Pages 93-117

    Song, Hui

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solar-Energy-Mediated Methane Conversion Over Nanometal and Semiconductor Catalysts
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-334-157-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-33-4157-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-334-156-2
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 142
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 84 illustrations in colour
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