today in the UK is natural gas, air and steam. Several steps are
needed, using a range of different catalysts. The separate processes
- Purification of natural gas to remove
- Reaction of methane and steam
CH4(g) + H2O(g)
CO(g) + 3H2(g)
and unreacted CH4
A balanced equation for the overall process
8N2 + 2O2 + 10H2O
7CO2 + 16NH3
The whole operation is integrated and continuous.
Other than ammonia the only outputs are waste heat, and carbon
dioxide. The carbon dioxide can be collected and sold.