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Author(s): P. Ribeirinha
A. Mendes
A. Iulianelli
A. Basile
Title: Methanol steam reforming for hydrogen generation via conventional and membrane reactors: A review
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: In the recent years, hydrogen has gained a considerable interest as an energy carrier useful for variousapplications and, particularly, for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) supply. Nevertheless, PEMFCs require high purity hydrogen as a feeding fuel, which shows some limitations regardingstorage and transportation. Therefore, to overcome these problems, the in situ hydrogen generation hasmade attractive both alcohols and hydrocarbons steam reforming reaction. Among other fuels, methanolis an interesting hydrogen source because it is liquid at ambient conditions, possesses relatively high H/Cratio, low reforming temperature (200-300 1C) and it is also producible from biomass. Meanwhile, thereis a comprehensive literature about inorganic membrane reactors utilization for hydrogen generationvia methanol steam reforming reaction. This review illustrates the earlier state of the art from anexperimental point of view about hydrogen production from methanol reforming performed in bothconventional and membrane reactors. Furthermore, a short overview about methanol reforming catalystsas well as a discussion on the impact of methanol steam reforming process via inorganic membranereactors to produce hydrogen for PEMFCs supply is given.
Subject: Engenharia química, Engenharia química
Chemical engineering, Chemical engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia química
Engineering and technology::Chemical engineering
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/COMISSÃO EUROPEIA/7.º Programa-Quadro de IDT/303476/Integrated low temperature methanol steam reforming and high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell/BeingEnergy
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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