WIT Press

Short Contact Time Reactors For Hydrogen Production

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EENV030161

Volume

62

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

364.69 kb

Author(s)

M. Bizzi, S. Specchia, G. Saracco & V. Specchia

Abstract

Short contact time reactors for hydrogen production M. Bizzi, S. Specchia, G. Saracco & V. Specchia Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy Abstract This work presents a model analysis of short contact time reactors for methane conversion. The analysis is focused on the maximization of hydrogen yield at very high space velocity. In particular, the effect of the diameter to length ratio in cylindrical reactors is investigated, and the variation in natural gas conversion and products selectivity is evaluated at different GHSVs. 1 Introduction Natural gas is a very interesting resource for several reasons. At present it is an abundant source of energy, which is generally present in large amounts in oil fields. In the past years, associated gas was often flared but recently the need for a more rational use of existing resources has forced the development of processes for natural gas conversion. Currently, natural gas is seen as the most promising sou

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