Thermal Behavior and Hydrogen Production of Methanol Autothermal Reforming Performed Using Oxygen Enrichment and Cu/ZnO/Al2O3/Cr2O3/CeO2 Catalyst

Donny Lesmana -  Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Lampung, 1 Soemantri Brojonegoro, Rajabasa, Bandar Lampung, 35145, Indonesia
*Ho-Shing Wu -  Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Yuan-Ze University, 135 Yuan Tung Road, Chung Li, Taoyuan, 32003,, Taiwan
Received: 29 Aug 2014; Published: 12 Jul 2015.
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A fixed-bed reactor designed for the autothermal reforming (ATR) of methanol under adiabatic conditions was constructed to experimentally determine the profile of temperature and catalyst activity generated using the Cu/ZnO/Al2O3/Cr2O3/CeO2 catalyst. The effect of oxygen enrichment in this experiment was investigated, and the experimental results showed that an increase in oxygen concentration correlated with an increase in the temperature of the catalytic bed; by contrast, this increase in oxygen concentration resulted in a reduction of the startup time of the catalyst. Moreover, the reaction temperature was determined to vary with the position within the catalytic fixed bed. © 2015 BCREC UNDIP. All rights reserved

Received: 29th August 2014; Revised: 19th March 2015; Accepted: 19th March 2015


Keywords
Autothermal Reforming; Methanol; Fixed Bed; Oxygen Enrichment; Hydrogen

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