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An article published by Dr. Jonas Baltrusaitis listed as a "HOT Article" by the Editorial Board of Catalysis Science & Technology

An article published by Dr. Jonas Baltrusaitis, the P. C. Rossin Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been selected as a HOT Article by the Editorial Board of Catalysis Science & Technology.

The article is entitled "Minireview: direct catalytic conversion of sour natural gas (CH4 + H2S + CO2) components to high value chemicals and fuels", Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017,7, page 2919-2929 and co-authored by graduate student William Taifan and Dr. Baltrusaitis. This article reports on the thermodynamic and kinetic details of the catalytic reactions, including operating conditions and intrinsic limitations, that yield high value chemicals or fuels directly from the abundance but difficult and costly to process sour natural gas. Particular catalytic reactions considered were (a) CH4 reforming with H2S on supported metal oxide catalysts, (b) CO2+H2S+H2 catalytic reaction on K2O/WO3/Al2O3 to yield CH3SH intermediate, (c) olefin production via CH3SH coupling on zeolites and supported metal oxides and (d) H2S+NH3 catalytic reaction to yield ammonium sulfate (NH4)2SO4 and ammonium thiosulfate (NH4)2S2O3 on partial oxidation catalysts.

The journal Catalysis Science & Technology is a leading catalysis journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry. A HOT Article is identified by the editors based on potential impact of the results in the article.

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