A membrane reactor consisting of a dense selfsupported Pd-Ag tube filled with a Pt-based catalyst has been used for producing pure hydrogen via oxidative steam reforming of bio-ethanol. The reformer feed stream consisted of water and ethanol with traces of glycerol and acetic acid in order to simulate a liquid waste of dairy industry after fermentation and concentration (by about a factor 10). The membrane reformer has been characterized through permeation and reaction tests performed at 400 and 450 °C with a reaction (lumen) pressure in the range 100-200 kPa.
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||4th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference and Exhibition, EFC 2011 - Rome, Italy|
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …
|Conference||4th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference and Exhibition, EFC 2011|
|Period||1/1/11 → …|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Fuel Technology
Tosti, S., Zerbo, M., Basile, A., Calabro, V., Borgognoni, F., & Santucci, A. (2011). PD-based membrane reactors for producing ultra pure hydrogen: Oxidative reforming of bio-ethanol. Paper presented at 4th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference and Exhibition, EFC 2011, Rome, Italy.