ECM Faculty Focus
Bring your questions and comments on bioenergy and participate in the forum: The catalytic cracking of methane forming hydrogen gas and carbon nanomaterials.
Hydrogen gas is often described as the ideal energy source as combustion results in energy and pure water. The catalytic cracking of methane results in the emission of hydrogen gas in a manner that is environmentally friendly and scalable for industrial production.
The process also results in the formation of interesting carbon nanomaterials. These by-products have been used in various industries such as fuel cells and nanoelectronics, which is commercially favourable.
In the first part of the presentation, Andrew Cornejo will talk about several aspects of the methane cracking process such as the reactions involved and optimisation of the hydrogen yield.
Rahi Varsani will then follow discussing the various characterisation techniques that were implemented to analyse and understand the carbon nanomaterials and how they form.
The details of the event:
Date: 25 May 2010
Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm (drinks and nibbles from 5.00pm - 6.00pm)
Venue: Molecular and Chemical Sciences Building, room G35
RSVP: Kymette Peck
For further information please contact Kymette Peck on 6488 7183 or [email protected].