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Novel chemical catalytic and photocatalytic processes for the direct conversion of methane and CO2 to products

Grant number: 18/01258-5
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: November 01, 2018 - October 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Process Industries
Principal Investigator:José Maria Correa Bueno
Grantee:José Maria Correa Bueno
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Co-Principal Investigators:Cauê Ribeiro de Oliveira ; Dalmo Mandelli ; Daniela Zanchet ; Leandro Martins
Assoc. researchers:Adriana Paula Ferreira Palhares ; Alejandro López Castillo ; Alice Medeiros de Lima ; Cristiane Sanchez Farinas ; Diogo Paschoalini Volanti ; Elaine Cristina Paris ; Ernesto Antonio Urquieta Gonzalez ; Felipe Fernando Furlan ; Janaina Fernandes Gomes ; Jean Marcel Ribeiro Gallo ; Joao Batista Oliveira dos Santos ; José Manoel Marconcini ; Jose Mansur Assaf ; Luiz Henrique Capparelli Mattoso ; Maria Alice Martins ; Patrícia Moreira Lima ; Priscila Destro ; Waldir Avansi Junior
Associated grant(s):19/12486-1 - Multi-User Equipment approved in grant 2018/01258-5: gas chromatograph, AP.EMU
19/03226-6 - Use of computational methods to understand the activation of methane and CO2 on the surface of copper-based catalysts: visit by Prof. David Willock for lecture, course, scientific meeting and estabilishing collaboration, AV.EXT
19/00848-6 - Biorefineries and new pathways for the development of sustainable catalytic processes, AV.EXT
+ associated grants 19/11507-5 - Multi-user equipament approved in grant 2018/01258-5: gas cromatograph, AP.EMU
19/09219-1 - Multi-User Equipment approved in grant 2018/01258-5: high pressure system, AP.EMU
19/06436-1 - Multi-User Equipment approved in grant 2018/01258-5: thermobalance, AP.EMU - associated grants
Associated scholarship(s):20/09628-6 - Development of heterostructured semiconducting nanoparticles for methane conversion by photocatalytic process, BP.PD
20/00691-7 - From single atom to supported nanoparticles catalysts: the use of metal complexes to produce a new class of catalysts for methane and CO2 conversion, BP.PD
19/21496-0 - Photoelectrochemical system design for CO2 and CH4 conversion to valuable products, BP.PD
+ associated scholarships 20/05233-7 - Advanced composites based on semiconductor metal oxide and carbon structures for volatile organic compounds sensing, BP.DD
20/04021-6 - New catalytic and photocatalytic processes for the direct conversion of methane and CO2 into products, BP.TT
19/23205-3 - Theoretical study of the complex kinetics of catalytic processes, BP.DR
19/27018-3 - Pore engineering of zeolites as a strategy to improve the performance and minimize deactivation by coke in methanol reactions, BP.DD
19/27334-2 - Novel chemical catalytic processes for the direct conversion of methane and CO2 to products, BP.TT
19/17719-4 - Hybrid metal oxide cluster@MOF catalysts: design, synthesis by atomic layer deposition, and catalytic methane oxidation, BP.DD
19/12345-9 - ZnO sensors modified with Mn3O4 or In2O3 obtained by combining the ultrasonic spray and hydrothermal microwave assisted methods, BP.MS
19/11058-6 - Gas sensors based on carbon composites from the catalytic decomposition reaction of methane, BP.PD
19/10689-2 - Preparation of reaction systems for photocatalytic methane-to-methanol selective oxidation, BP.DD
19/12201-7 - Selected zeolite structures as supports for transition metal oxides for selective conversion of methane into value added chemicals, BP.PD
19/13170-8 - New Multifunctional Metal-Organic Framework Catalysts for Mild Oxidation of Methane to Methanol, BP.PD
19/06836-0 - Colloidal synthesis of AU alloys and performance in catalytic oxidation of CH4, BP.IC
19/09078-9 - Study of catalysts derived from chabazite for application in reactions of Hydrogenation of CO2 to products, BP.IC
19/11800-4 - Synthesis of Ni catalysts from organometallic complexes for methane bireforming reaction, BP.DD
19/06427-2 - Novel chemical catalytic processes for the direct conversion of methane to products, BP.TT
18/26459-3 - Zeolites exchanged with CuxOy single sites for the methane partial oxidation to methanol: the effect of zeolite structure and other metal oxides in the single site activity, BP.DD
19/02642-6 - Synthesis of nanostructured oxide supports using colloidal methods, BP.IC
16/21515-7 - Development of magnesium oxide with zinc and titanium heterostructure for application in artificial photosynthesis processes, BP.PD
15/12304-0 - Evaluation of the photocatalytic activity of g-C3N4/Nb2O5 heterojunctions in the abatement of pollutants in gas phase, BP.PD - associated scholarships


In 20 years we are expected to reach the Natural Gas Golden Age, when methane will play a leading role as primary industrial feedstock. Hence, this proposal aims to develop fundamental and applied knowledge for the catalytic conversion of CH4 by oxidative routes, as well as the utilization of CO2 a greenhouse gas present in natural gas (and also by product of methane reforming). It is proposed a coordinated and integrated between groups acting in various Research Line (RL): the group of chemical catalysis (RL-1) and photocatalysis (RL-2) aiming to address the significant challenges in the CH4 partial oxidation to methanol. RL-1 involves design, preparation and characterization of Cu and Fe-based structured catalysts, construction of reactors, and catalytic tests. In RL-1, the promising catalysts will be described with DFT calculations for modeling of catalysts active sites and interaction of reactants. The RL-2 will develop photocatalysts based on TiO2, g-C3N4, ZnO, BiVO4, and BiWO3. The catalytic activity will be studies seeking the development of experimental setups to analyze the controlling ability of these oxidation reactions in laboratory and pilot scales. Alternatively, to methanol, in RL-3, methane will be used as a feedstock to the production of carbon-based materials, which will be modified aiming to achieve adequate properties for applications. As it regards to the CO2 utilization, RL-4 will be studying the methane bi-reforming of a mixture of CH4 and CO2 into syngas (CO + H2). The RL-5 will focus on the hydrogenation of CO2 into methanol. Techno-economic analysis and environmental assessment will also be applied in the studies of RL-1, RL-4 and RL-5. (AU)

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Scientific publications (22)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
CADAN, FELLIPE MAGIOLI; RIBEIRO, CAUE; AZEVEDO, EDUARDO BESSA. Improving g-C3N4:WO3 Z-scheme photocatalytic performance under visible light by multivariate optimization of g-C3N4 synthesis. Applied Surface Science, v. 537, JAN 30 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE LIMA, HUGO H. C.; DA SILVA, CLEISER T. P.; KUPFER, VICENTE L.; RINALDI, JAQUELINE DE C.; KIOSHIMA, ERIKA S.; MANDELLI, DALMO; GUILHERME, MARCOS R.; RINALDI, ANDRELSON W. Synthesis of resilient hybrid hydrogels using UiO-66 MOFs and alginate (hydroMOFs) and their effect on mechanical and matter transport properties. Carbohydrate Polymers, v. 251, JAN 1 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
OLIVEIRA, JESSICA A.; TORRES, JULIANA A.; GONCALVES, V, RENATO; RIBEIRO, CAUE; NOGUEIRA, FRANCISCO G. E.; RUOTOLO, LUIS A. M. Photocatalytic CO2 reduction over Nb2O5/basic bismuth nitrate nanocomposites. Materials Research Bulletin, v. 133, JAN 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE SOUZA FILHO, JOSE CANDIDO; LOPEZ-CASTILLO, ALEJANDRO. The role of the diffusion process in bimolecular reactions with neighborhood. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL KINETICS, NOV 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
VIOTO, GABRIEL C. N.; PERFECTO, TARCISIO M.; ZITO, CECILIA A.; VOLANTI, DIOGO P. Enhancement of 2-butanone sensing properties of SiO2@CoO core-shell structures. CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, v. 46, n. 14, p. 22692-22698, OCT 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
RIBEIRO, LUCAS S.; PINATTI, IVO M.; TORRES, JULIANA A.; GIROTO, AMANDA S.; LESSE, FABIANA; LONGO, ELSON; RIBEIRO, CAUE; NOGUEIRA, ANDRE E. Rapid microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of CuBi2O4 and its application for the artificial photosynthesis. Materials Letters, v. 275, SEP 15 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
NOGUEIRA, ANDRE E.; SILVA, GELSON T. S. T.; OLIVEIRA, JESSICA A.; LOPES, OSMANDO F.; TORRES, JULIANA A.; CARMO, MARCELO; RIBEIRO, CAUE. CuO Decoration Controls Nb2O5 Photocatalyst Selectivity in CO2 Reduction. ACS APPLIED ENERGY MATERIALS, v. 3, n. 8, p. 7629-7636, AUG 24 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
VIEIRA, LUIZ H.; LOPEZ-CASTILLO, ALEJANDRO; JONES, CHRISTOPHER W.; MARTINS, LEANDRO. Exploring the multifunctionality and accessibility of vanadosilicates to produce acrylic acid in one-pot glycerol oxydehydration. APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL, v. 602, JUL 25 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ZITO, CECILIA A.; PERFECTO, TARCISIO M.; DIPPEL, ANN-CHRISTIN; VOLANTI, DIOGO P.; KOZIEJ, DOROTA. Low-Temperature Carbon Dioxide Gas Sensor Based on Yolk-Shell Ceria Nanospheres. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, v. 12, n. 15, p. 17757-17763, APR 15 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
NOGUEIRA, ANDRE E.; DA SILVA, GELSON T. S. T.; OLIVEIRA, JESSICA A.; TORRES, JULIANA A.; DA SILVA, MITCHELL G. S.; CARMO, MARCELO; RIBEIRO, CAUE. Unveiling CuO role in CO2 photoreduction process - Catalyst or reactant?. Catalysis Communications, v. 137, APR 5 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PUPPIN, LARA G.; KHALID, MOHD; DA SILVA, GELSON T. T.; RIBEIR, CAUE O; VARELA, HAMILTON; LOPES, OSMANDO F. Electrochemical reduction of CO2 to formic acid on Bi2O2CO3/carbon fiber electrodes. Journal of Materials Research, v. 35, n. 3, p. 272-280, FEB 14 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
FERNANDES, LUCIANA SARMENTO; MANDELLI, DALMO; CARVALHO, WAGNER A.; FISCHMEISTER, CEDRIC; BRUNEAU, CHRISTIAN. Functionalization of (-)-beta-pinene and (-)-limonene via cross metathesis with symmetrical internal olefins. Catalysis Communications, v. 135, FEB 2020. Web of Science Citations: 1.
LUIZON FILHO, ROBERTO A.; POSSATO, LUIZ G.; SANTISTEBAN, OSCAR A. N.; DE VASCONCELLOS, ADRIANO; DA SILVA, DANILO A.; LIMA, MARCELO F.; MARTINS, LEANDRO; NERY, JOSE G. Synthesis and characterization of chromium silicate catalyst and its application in the gas phase glycerol transformation into acetaldehyde. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, v. 112, FEB 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SILVA, LAURA LORENA; CARDOSO, DILSON; SIEVERS, CARSTEN; MARTINS, LEANDRO. Evolution of Structure and Active Sites during the Synthesis of ZSM-5: From Amorphous to Fully Grown Structure. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, v. 124, n. 4, p. 2439-2449, JAN 30 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
VIEIRA, LUIZ H.; POSSATO, LUIZ G.; CHAVES, THIAGO F.; LEE, JASON J.; SULMONETTI, TAYLOR P.; JONES, CHRISTOPHER W.; MARTINS, LEANDRO. Insights into Redox Dynamics of Vanadium Species Impregnated in Layered Siliceous Zeolitic Structures during Methanol Oxidation Reactions. CHEMCATCHEM, v. 12, n. 1, p. 141-151, JAN 8 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
FINGER, PEDRO H.; OSMARI, TAYNARA A.; COSTA, MATHEUS S.; BUENO, JOSE MARIA C.; GALLO, JEAN MARCEL R. The role of the interface between Cu and metal oxides in the ethanol dehydrogenation. APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL, v. 589, JAN 5 2020. Web of Science Citations: 3.
RODRIGUES FIUZA, TANNA ELYN; ZANCHET, DANIELA. Supported AuCu Alloy Nanoparticles for the Preferential Oxidation of CO (CO-PROX). ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, v. 3, n. 1, p. 923-934, JAN 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE MENDONCA, VAGNER R.; LOPES, OSMANDO F.; AVANSI JR, WALDIR; ARENAL, RAUL; RIBEIRO, CAUE. Insights into formation of anatase TiO2 nanoparticles from peroxo titanium complex degradation under microwave-assisted hydrothermal treatment. CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, v. 45, n. 17, B, p. 22998-23006, DEC 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 2.
SINGH, BHAWAN; MANDELLI, DALMO; PESCARMONA, PAOLO P. Efficient and Selective Oxidation of Aromatic Amines to Azoxy Derivatives over Aluminium and Gallium Oxide Catalysts with Nanorod Morphology. CHEMCATCHEM, v. 12, n. 2 OCT 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ROMERO T. BUENO; OSMANDO F. LOPES; KELE T. G. CARVALHO; CAUE RIBEIRO; HENRIQUE A. J. L. MOURÃO. Semicondutores heteroestruturados: uma abordagem sobre os principais desafios para a obtenção e aplicação em processos fotoquímicos ambientais e energéticos. Química Nova, v. 42, n. 6, p. 661-675, Jun. 2019.
OLIVEIRA, JESSICA A.; REIS, MARIANA O.; PIRES, MAIRA S.; RUOTOLO, LUIS A. M.; RAMALHO, TEODORICO C.; OLIVEIRA, CAUE R.; LACERDA, LIVIA C. T.; NOGUEIRA, FRANCISCO G. E. Zn-doped Nb2O5 photocatalysts driven by visible-light: An experimental and theoretical study. Materials Chemistry and Physics, v. 228, p. 160-167, APR 15 2019. Web of Science Citations: 4.

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