The catalytic combustion of methane and hydrogen sulphide

Joo H. Lee, D. L. Trimm*, N. W. Cant

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    The odorous components of sewage gas consist mainly of ca. 15-40 ppm hydrogen sulphide. The gas may also contain methane. The catalytic combustion of hydrogen sulphide and methane has been studied using palladium- and platinum-based monolithic catalysts. Platinum-based catalysts perform better in the presence of hydrogen sulphide and kinetic equations have been derived. The relationships were used to design an industrial converter, which has operated satisfactorily for two years.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)353-357
    Number of pages5
    JournalCatalysis Today
    Issue number1-4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999


    • Catalytic oxidation
    • Hydrogen sulphide oxidation
    • Kinetics of HS oxidation
    • Pd monolithic catalysts
    • Pt monolithic catalysts
    • Sewage treatment


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