Methanol steam reforming and Ethanol steam reforming in Membrane Reactors: An experimental study

A. Basile, A. Iulianelli, F. Gallucci, S. Tosti, E. Drioli

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Abstract

In this work a comparison between methanol steam reforming reaction (MSR) and ethanol steam reforming reaction (ESR) to produce hydrogen in membrane reactors (MRs) is discussed from an experimental point of view. Both reaction systems have been investigated by considering the influence of the membrane characteristics as well as the influence of the operating temperature. In the case of the dense membrane, the sweep gas flow rate and the different fluxes configurations have also been analysed. Experimental results, in terms of reactants conversion as well as hydrogen production and gases selectivity in MRs and in a traditional reactor (TR), are presented. The catalyst stability in both reaction systems was also tested.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 AIChE Spring National Meeting - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …

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Conference2006 AIChE Spring National Meeting
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/06 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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Basile, A., Iulianelli, A., Gallucci, F., Tosti, S., & Drioli, E. (2006). Methanol steam reforming and Ethanol steam reforming in Membrane Reactors: An experimental study. Paper presented at 2006 AIChE Spring National Meeting, United States.