Partial oxidation of methane with micro wire initiation under normal pressures

Shigeru Kado*, Yasushi Sekine, Kaoru Fujimoto

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The method of micro wire initiation(MWI) was applied to partial oxidation of methane under normal pressures. Consequently, the formation of acetone was identified besides CO, CO2, C2, hydrogen and methanol. Under the condition that the temperature of filament surface was low and gas phase was high, the selectivity of acetone was 67 %. It was proved that the selective conversion of methane to oxygen-containing compounds can proceed directly with the MWI method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-296
Number of pages2
JournalSekiyu Gakkaishi (Journal of the Japan Petroleum Institute)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Acetone
  • Methane
  • Micro wire initiation
  • Normal pressure
  • Oxygen compound
  • Partial oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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