This paper describes a two-step process for hydrogen generation consisting of low-temperature (573 K) dehydrogenation of ethanol over copper chromite, followed by steam reforming (SR) over Ni/MgO at higher temperature (923 K). Advantages compared to direct SR of ethanol comprise suppression of coke formation. Water also moderates the rate of reduction of copper and promotes the stability of copper chromite at temperatures below 673 K. The two-step process requires a quantity of catalyst for the low-temperature step in excess of that for the high-temperature SR catalyst in order to ensure adequate conversion levels of ethanol in the first step

Ethanol Steam Reforming in a Two-Step Process. Short-Time Feasibility Tests

VINCI, ALESSANDRO;CAVALLARO, Stefano;BART, Joannes Christian
2013-01-01

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This paper describes a two-step process for hydrogen generation consisting of low-temperature (573 K) dehydrogenation of ethanol over copper chromite, followed by steam reforming (SR) over Ni/MgO at higher temperature (923 K). Advantages compared to direct SR of ethanol comprise suppression of coke formation. Water also moderates the rate of reduction of copper and promotes the stability of copper chromite at temperatures below 673 K. The two-step process requires a quantity of catalyst for the low-temperature step in excess of that for the high-temperature SR catalyst in order to ensure adequate conversion levels of ethanol in the first step
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