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1. (WO2016055927) METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SYNTHETIC GAS PRODUCTION HAVING CONTROLLED HYDROGEN GAS AND CARBON MONOXIDE RATIOS IN AQUEOUS MEDIA

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/055927    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2015/057617
Publication Date: Fri Apr 15 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 06 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: C25B 1/04
B01J 31/22
Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
Inventors: KANG, Peng
CHEN, Zuofeng
NAYAK, Animesh
MEYER, Thomas J.
Title: METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SYNTHETIC GAS PRODUCTION HAVING CONTROLLED HYDROGEN GAS AND CARBON MONOXIDE RATIOS IN AQUEOUS MEDIA
Abstract:
Provided are methods of producing synthetic gas and an apparatus for preparing the same. A method may include molecular electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide in an aqueous solution with a metal complex compound to prepare a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen in controlled ratios. The reduction may be catalyzed by an electrocatalyst such as a ruthenium polypyridyl complex.