Steam reforming of methanol on Ni/Al2O3 catalyst in a Pd-membrane reactor

Eiichi Kikuchi, Shou Kawabe, Masahiko Matsukata

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    Abstract

    Steam reforming of methanol as a hydrogen producing catalytic reaction was studied in a Pd-membrane reactor. The activities, stabilities, and selectivities of Cu/ZnO, Ni/Al203, and Ru/Al203 catalysts were tested using a conventional fixed-bed flow reactor. Ni/Al203 catalyst showed the most stable activity at 723 K but relatively low hydrogen yield because of methanation. However, the hydrogen-permeable membrane reactor suppressed methanation, and hydrogen yield was enhanced compared with the conventional reactor. The membrane reactor was more efficient at higher temperatures and higher W/F.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)93-98
    Number of pages6
    JournalSekiyu Gakkaishi (Journal of the Japan Petroleum Institute)
    Volume46
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar

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    Keywords

    • Hydrogen production
    • Membrane reactor
    • Methanol
    • Palladium membrane
    • Steam reforming

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    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Fuel Technology

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    Steam reforming of methanol on Ni/Al2O3 catalyst in a Pd-membrane reactor. / Kikuchi, Eiichi; Kawabe, Shou; Matsukata, Masahiko.

    In: Sekiyu Gakkaishi (Journal of the Japan Petroleum Institute), Vol. 46, No. 2, 03.2003, p. 93-98.

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