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dc.contributor.authorSpallina, V.
dc.contributor.authorMatturro, G.
dc.contributor.authorRuocco, C.
dc.contributor.authorMeloni, E.
dc.contributor.authorPalma, V.
dc.contributor.authorFernández-Gesalaga, E.
dc.contributor.authorMelendez, J.
dc.contributor.authorPacheco Tanaka, David A.
dc.contributor.authorViviente Sole, J.L.
dc.contributor.authorvan Sint Annaland, M.
dc.contributor.authorGallucci, F.
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-21T10:35:54Z
dc.date.available2017-11-21T10:35:54Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-15
dc.identifier.citationSpallina, V., G. Matturro, C. Ruocco, E. Meloni, V. Palma, E. Fernandez, J. Melendez, et al. “Direct Route from Ethanol to Pure Hydrogen through Autothermal Reforming in a Membrane Reactor: Experimental Demonstration, Reactor Modelling and Design.” Energy 143 (January 2018): 666–681. doi:10.1016/j.energy.2017.11.031.en
dc.identifier.issn0360-5442en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/463
dc.description.abstractThis work reports the integration of thin (∼3–4 μm thick) Pd-based membranes for H2 separation in a fluidized bed catalytic reactor for ethanol auto-thermal reforming. The performance of a fluidized bed membrane reactor has been investigated from an experimental and numerical point of view. The demonstration of the technology has been carried out over 50 h under reactive conditions using 5 thin Pd-based alumina-supported membranes and a 3 wt%Pt-10 wt%Ni catalyst deposited on a mixed CeO2/SiO2 support. The results have confirmed the feasibility of the concept, in particular the capacity to reach a hydrogen recovery factor up to 70%, while the operation at different fluidization regimes, oxygen-to-ethanol and steam-to-ethanol ratios, feed pressures and reactor temperatures have been studied. The most critical part of the system is the sealing of the membranes, where most of the gas leakage was detected. A fluidized bed membrane reactor model for ethanol reforming has been developed and validated with the obtained experimental results. The model has been subsequently used to design a small reactor unit for domestic use, showing that 0.45 m2 membrane area is needed to produce the amount of H2 required for a 5 kWe PEM fuel-cell based micro-CHP system.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe presented work is funded within the FluidCELL project as part of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/ 2007-2013) for the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative under grant agreement nº 621196.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, THE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD OX5 1GB, ENGLANDen
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleDirect route from ethanol to pure hydrogen through autothermal reforming in a membrane reactor: Experimental demonstration, reactor modelling and designen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.energy.2017.11.031en
dc.isiYesen
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/621196/EU/Advanced m-CHP fuel CELL system based on a novel bio-ethanol Fluidized bed membrane reformer/FLUIDCELLen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordsEthanol reformingen
dc.subject.keywordsPalladium membranesen
dc.subject.keywordsMembrane reactoren
dc.subject.keywordsHydrogen productionen
dc.subject.keywordsExperimental demonstrationen
dc.subject.keywordsModellingen
dc.identifier.essn1873-6785en
dc.journal.titleEnergyen
dc.page.final681en
dc.page.initial666en
dc.volume.number143en


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