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Valentina Naticchioni, Massimo De Francesco, Stefano Galli, Marcello Marchetti, Giulia Monteleone

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Abstract

The growing attention on efficient and sustainable energy technologies and the use of renewable sources promoted many researches on green technologies. Among them, the Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells (MCFCs) are attractive for their possibility to be supplied by biogas [1/3]. Biogas contains up to 70% of methane, 30/40% of carbon dioxide and contaminants like sulfur compounds, siloxanes and halogenated organic compounds. The most harmful for environment and equipments is the hydrogen sulphide (H2S). In MCFCs applications H2S poisons both the reformer and the electrodes catalysts of the fuel cell reacting with nichel. Consequently, the biogas should be purified and H2S fraction reduced to the MCFCs tolerance limit (> 0.5 ppm) to allow its safe use. The activities here presented are focused on H2S adsorptive abatement using commercial adsorbents under anaerobic conditions. The present work provides informations on nature of the anaerobic H2S adsorption on Activated Carbons, the influence of thermal treatment on adsorption capacity and the feasibility of regeneration.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event4th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference and Exhibition, EFC 2011 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Conference

Conference4th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference and Exhibition, EFC 2011
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period1/1/11 → …

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Naticchioni, V., De Francesco, M., Galli, S., Marchetti, M., & Monteleone, G. (2011). H. Paper presented at 4th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference and Exhibition, EFC 2011, Rome, Italy.