Ethanol reforming in thermally coupled, fluidized-bed, bubble column, and membrane reactors

Fausto Gallucci, Alfredo Pacheco Tanaka, Martin van Sint Annaland

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Abstract

Ethanol reforming is considered as a very interesting process for hydrogen production, particularly because ethanol is a renewable feedstock while it also has a high hydrogen content. Via ethanol reforming, potentially high hydrogen yields could be achieved with complete ethanol conversion at relatively low temperatures. However, at low temperatures the hydrogen yield is decreased as ethanol decomposes mainly to methane. To achieve higher hydrogen contents, either high temperatures are required with consequent low energy efficiency or a smarter reactor and process design are required. This chapter discusses recent advances in ethanol reforming with special attention to the selection of the reactor type.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthanol
Subtitle of host publicationScience and Engineering
EditorsAngelo Basile, Adolfo Iulianelli
PublisherElsevier
Chapter14
Pages355-382
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9780128114582
ISBN (Print)9780128115367
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Ethanol reforming
  • Fluidization
  • Kinetics
  • Membrane reactor

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    Gallucci, F., Pacheco Tanaka, A., & van Sint Annaland, M. (2018). Ethanol reforming in thermally coupled, fluidized-bed, bubble column, and membrane reactors. In A. Basile, & A. Iulianelli (Eds.), Ethanol: Science and Engineering (pp. 355-382). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811458-2.00014-6