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Reference Number GR/S24985/01
Title An alternative technology for low temperature hydrogen production
Status Completed
Energy Categories HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen, Hydrogen production) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr Y Ding
No email address given
Inst of Particle Science & Engineering
University of Leeds
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 15 July 2003
End Date 14 November 2006
Duration 40 months
Total Grant Value £144,061
Industrial Sectors Chemicals; Energy
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Physical Sciences
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr Y Ding , Inst of Particle Science & Engineering, University of Leeds (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , British Nuclear Fuels plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Engelhard Corporation, USA (0.000%)
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Abstract The work aims to develop a novel technology for hydrogen production through Steam Methane Reforming. The concept of adsorption enhanced reaction is utilised to overcome the reaction equilibria, and thus considerably reduce the operating temperature necessary for a particular production rate, and provide i in-situ separation (concentration) of hydrogen gas. However, unlike previous studies in this area, the continuous flow of adsorbent within a packed or structured reactor is considered. Adsorbent regeneration is carried out outside the reactor, thus decoupling the reaction and regeneration phases, and enabling a steady-flow (non-periodic) process analogue for adsorption enhanced reaction. The novel process can be viewed as the adsorptive-reactor equivalent of
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