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A Critical Perspective on CO2 Conversions into Chemicals and Fuels

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In this paper, we aim to focus on the utilization of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a feedstock for synthetic applications in chemical and fuel industries, through catalytic carboxylation and reduction reactions. Thermal catalytic conversion as well as non-thermal plasma assisted and photocatalytic conversion CO2 into fuels such as methane, methanol, and long-chain hydrocarbons using different catalyst especially nano catalyst are also thoroughly compared and reviewed in this paper. Among currently available technical routes, the thermal catalytic conversion of CO2 via the Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis using nanoscale catalyst offers the most feasible, practical and mature alternative for industrial-scale applications on the short term basis, converting gigantic quantity of CO2 captured from power plants into hydrocarbons.
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Keywords: CO2 Catalytic Conversion; Chemicals; Fuels; Review

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Yinzhou Qu, Ningbo Shi, Zhejiang, 315100, China 2: Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, School of Environmental and Biological Engineering, Maoming 52500, China 3: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Energy Business Unit, 6561, WA, Australia 4: Beijing Engineering Research Center of Process Pollution Control, Key Laboratory of Green Process and Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

Publication date: June 1, 2019

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