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Solar Energy Assisted Membrane Reactor for Hydrogen Production

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ChemEngineering 2019, 3(1), 9; https://doi.org/10.3390/chemengineering3010009
Received: 9 November 2018 / Revised: 10 December 2018 / Accepted: 2 January 2019 / Published: 15 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Membrane and Membrane Reactors Operations in Chemical Engineering)
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Abstract

Pd-based membrane reactors are strongly recognized as an effective way to boost H2 yield and natural gas (NG) conversion at low temperatures, compared to conventional steam reforming plants for hydrogen production, thereby representing a potential solution to reduce the energy penalty of such a process, while keeping the lower CO2 emissions. On the other hand, the exploitation of solar energy coupled with a membrane steam reformer can further reduce the environmental impact of these systems. On this basis, the paper deals with the design activities and experimentation carried out at a pilot level in an integrated prototype where structured catalysts and Pd-based membranes are arranged together and thermally supported by solar-heated molten salts for steam reforming reaction View Full-Text
Keywords: membrane reactor; Pd-based membrane; hydrogen; steam reforming; solar energy membrane reactor; Pd-based membrane; hydrogen; steam reforming; solar energy
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Morico, B.; Salladini, A.; Palo, E.; Iaquaniello, G. Solar Energy Assisted Membrane Reactor for Hydrogen Production. ChemEngineering 2019, 3, 9.

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