Special Issue "Catalytic Steam Reforming"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 9210
Interests: carbon neutralization; catalytic reforming; clean fuel; hydrogen station; syngas synthesis
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Hydrogen is known as an alternative viable, clean fuel, and the implementation of hydrogen will possess a significant role as a key energy carrier in balancing both energy supply and demand. At the moment, approximately 96% of hydrogen is produced from fossil fuels. Steam reforming (SR) is the most economical method. At the industrial scale, 48% of total hydrogen is produced from the SR of natural gas, 30% from oil, 18% from coal, and only 4% from water electrolysis. The conventional SR of natural gas includes two main steps: endothermic SR reaction at a high temperature (1000∼1300 K) and exothermic water gas shift (WGS) reaction at a lower temperature (500∼700 K). For the development of small-scale reformers, on-site hydrogen stations, and large-scale reformers, it is also highly essential to develop a compact reactor with proper catalytic activity and reliable durability to avoid the sintering of active metal and coke formation.
This Special Issue of Catalysts will mainly include the development of catalysts, reactor and process designs with CFD modeling and process optimization to enhance the performance of the SR for the application in small-scale fuel processors, hydrogen stations, large-scale reformers, and commercial hydrogen plants. The primary purpose is the development of novel methods for steam reforming of natural gas, other hydrocarbons, and liquid fuels for the application in the compact hydrogen station.
Dr. Dong Ju Moon
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Catalysts is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- steam reforming
- water gas shift reaction
- structured catalysts
- CDF modeling
- reactor deign
- reforming process design
- small-scale reformer
- hydrogen station
- large-scale and commercial reformer