This volume contains peer-reviewed manuscripts describing the scientific and technological advances presented at the 6th Natural Gas Conversion Sumposium held in Alaska in June 2001. This symposium continues the tradition of excellence and the status as the premier technical meeting in this area established by previous meetings. The 6th Natural Gas Conversion Symposium is conducted under the overall direction of the Organizing Committee. The Program Committee was responsible for the review, selection, editing of most of the manuscripts included in this volum. A standing International Advisory Board has ensured the effective long-term planning and the continuity and technical excellence of these meetings.


For chemical engineers, physical chemists, and catalysis scientists interested in the most up-to-date developments in the field of natural gas conversion.

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Impact of syngas generation technology selection on a GTL FPSO (C. Lowe et al.). Methane conversion via microwave plasma initiated by a metal initiator (Y. Xu et al.). Mechanism of carbon deposit/removal in methane dry reforming on supported metal catalysts (K. Nagaoka et al.). Catalyst-assisted oxidative dehydrogenation of light paraffins in short contact time reactors (A. Beretta, P. Forzatti). Catalytic dehydrogenation of propane over a PtSn/SiO2 catalyst with oxygen addition: selective oxidation of H2 in the presence of hydrocarbons (L. Låte et al.). Hydroconversion of a mixture of long chain n-paraffins to middle distillate: effect of the operating parameters and products properties (V. Calemma et al.). Decomposition/reformation processes and CH4 combustion activity of PdO over Al2O3 supported catalysts for gas turbine applications (G. Groppi et al.). Lurgi's mega-methanol technology opens the door for a new era in down-stream applications (J. Haid, U. Koss). Expanding markets for GTL fuels and specialty products (P.F. Schubert et al.). Some critical issues in the analysis of partial oxidation reactions in monolith reactors (S.C. Reyes et al.).


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