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Hydrogen production by ethanol steam reforming PhD student: José Antonio Torres Supervisor: Daniel Montané Wood Biopolymers Group.

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1 Hydrogen production by ethanol steam reforming PhD student: José Antonio Torres Supervisor: Daniel Montané Wood Biopolymers Group

2 Presentation outline Introduction –Motivation –Overall Objective Research scope –Catalyst preparation & characterization –Reactor engineering Workplan –Project stages and work packages

3 Presentation outline Introduction –Motivation –Overall Objective Research scope –Catalyst preparation & characterization –Reactor engineering Workplan –Project stages and work packages

4 Where the problem came from Environmental problems –Atmospheric pollution –Greenhouse effect Global dependency on fossil fuels –Fair balance between: limited oil reserves increasing oil consumption

5 Generating solutions Desired characteristics –Renewable energy source –Easy to: produce, store and transport –Widely available –Environmentally friendly –Reasonable cost is a MUST Major improve in the technology for producing energy

6 Deciding the course of action Fuel Cell Energy High efficiency H2H2 Reactor Module Biomass Catalytic Reaction

7 Objective Steam reforming reaction C 2 H 5 OH+3H 2 O2CO 2 +6H 2  H r =173.1 kJ/mol Reactor Module Ethanol H2H2 H2OH2O CO 2 Combustion H2OH2O Separation

8 Presentation outline Introduction –Motivation –Overall Objective Research scope –Catalyst preparation & characterization –Reactor engineering Workplan –Project stages and work packages

9 Catalytic reactor scopes LevelsMeso: Reactor Micro: Catalyst Macro: Process

10 Catalyst preparation & characterization Active Phase High Surface Area Longevity/Strength Chemistry Materials Science Engineering Product characteristics Knowledge required Performance on Activity Selectivity Stability

11 Reactor design Performance on Reaction kinetics Hydrodynamics/Pressure drop Mass/heat transfer Configurations Monolith Packed Bed

12 Presentation outline Introduction –Motivation –Overall Objective Research scope –Catalyst preparation & characterization –Reactor engineering Workplan –Project stages and work packages

13 Project stages and work packages Is the catalyst adequate? Analyze performance No Yes Prepare the monolith Look for variations Perform experiments Analyze performance Report findings Is the monolith giving satisfactory results? No Yes Prepare the catalyst Start Is the experimental equipment working appropriately? No Yes Perform an experimental test Prepare the packed bed reactor


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