24 September 1986 Photo-Enhanced Catalytic Reactions
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The effect of high solar flux on the catalytic methapation reaction has been investigated. Irradiation of the nickel catalyst at a flux of 1.4 MW/m2 resulted in a 100% increase in methane yield for the reaction. This high flux photo-enhancement is believed to be due to photo-enhanced dissociation of the CO molecule on the nickel catalyst surface.
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A Ignatiev, A R Moshfegh, "Photo-Enhanced Catalytic Reactions", Proc. SPIE 0653, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion V, (24 September 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938338; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.938338

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