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Membranes 2018, 8(3), 65; https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes8030065

Progress in Methanol Steam Reforming Modelling via Membrane Reactors Technology

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ITM-CNR, Via P. Bucci Cubo 17/C, University of Calabria, 87036 Rende, CS, Italy
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Urmia University of Technology, Urmia 57166-93187, Iran
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Received: 9 July 2018 / Revised: 27 July 2018 / Accepted: 8 August 2018 / Published: 17 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pd-based Membranes: Overview and Perspectives)
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Hydrogen has attracted growing attention for various uses, and, particularly, for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) supply. However, PEMFCs need high grade hydrogen, which is difficult in storing and transportation. To solve these issues, hydrogen generation from alcohols and hydrocarbons steam reforming reaction has gained great consideration. Among the various renewable fuels, methanol is an interesting hydrogen source because at room temperature it is liquid, and then, easy to handle and to store. Furthermore, it shows a relatively high H/C ratio and low reforming temperature, ranging from 200 to 300 °C. In the field of hydrogen generation from methanol steam reforming reaction, a consistent literature is noticeable. Despite various reviews that are more devoted to describe from an experimental point of view the state of the art about methanol steam reforming reaction carried in conventional and membrane reactors, this work describes the progress in the last two decades about the modelling studies on the same reaction in membrane reactors. View Full-Text
Keywords: methanol steam reforming; hydrogen production; modelling; membrane reactors methanol steam reforming; hydrogen production; modelling; membrane reactors
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Iulianelli, A.; Ghasemzadeh, K.; Basile, A. Progress in Methanol Steam Reforming Modelling via Membrane Reactors Technology. Membranes 2018, 8, 65.

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