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[meth-uh-ney-shuh n] /ˌmɛθ əˈneɪ ʃən/
noun, Chemistry
the process of converting a mixture, as of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, into methane.
Origin of methanation
1955-60; methane + -ation Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Then methanation is carried out in a packed-bed of nickel catalyst pellets sensitive to sulfur poisoning.
  • The a1 kali catalyst promotes gasification, shift, and methanation in a single thermo-neutral reactor.
  • Outlet gas from the recovery plant is further purified through methanation and drying.

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