Hydrogen Production via Cracking of Methane at Low Temperature- A Review Paper
This paper reviews the development of catalysts to produce hydrogen and carbon by cracking methane into its components. Multiple catalysts that have been viewed and studied will be reviewed. The effectiveness of the catalyst will depend upon the conversion rate, rate of deactivation and even the purpose of use of the hydrogen and carbon formed. In the papers reviewed, each catalyst was analysed by various methods like (XRD, SEM, TGA, Raman Spectroscopy, etc.). A few alternative methods to produce hydrogen, those which can be used in different situations depending on the use of the by-products, will be listed as well. The conversion rates, analysis results and drawbacks of each method/catalyst are compared along with other essential data being presented as well. The final selection contains more than one catalyst as it depends on the purpose of the products and the circumstances in which the hydrogen is being produced or will be used.