A method for the production of methyl mercaptan is provided. The method comprises providing raw feed gases consisting of methane and hydrogen sulfide, introducing the raw feed gases into a non-thermal pulsed plasma corona reactor, and reacting the raw feed gases within the non-thermal pulsed plasma corona reactor with the reaction CH.sub.4+H.sub.2S.fwdarw.CH.sub.3SH+H.sub.2. An apparatus for the production of methyl mercaptan using a non-thermal pulsed plasma corona reactor is also provided.
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF INVENTION
This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Contract No. DE-FC02-91ER75680 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.