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Title: Robust Low-Cost Water-Gas Shift Membrane Reactor for High-Purity Hydrogen Production form Coal-Derived Syngas

Abstract

This report details work performed in an effort to develop a low-cost, robust water gas shift membrane reactor to convert coal-derived syngas into high purity hydrogen. A sulfur- and halide-tolerant water gas shift catalyst and a sulfur-tolerant dense metallic hydrogen-permeable membrane were developed. The materials were integrated into a water gas shift membrane reactor in order to demonstrate the production of >99.97% pure hydrogen from a simulated coal-derived syngas stream containing 2000 ppm hydrogen sulfide. The objectives of the program were to (1) develop a contaminant-tolerant water gas shift catalyst that is able to achieve equilibrium carbon monoxide conversion at high space velocity and low steam to carbon monoxide ratio, (2) develop a contaminant-tolerant hydrogen-permeable membrane with a higher permeability than palladium, (3) demonstrate 1 L/h purified hydrogen production from coal-derived syngas in an integrated catalytic membrane reactor, and (4) conduct a cost analysis of the developed technology.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Aspen Products Group, Incorporated
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
943552
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-05NT42452
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; CARBON MONOXIDE; CATALYSTS; HYDROGEN; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; HYDROGEN SULFIDES; MEMBRANES; PALLADIUM; PERMEABILITY; PRODUCTION; STEAM; SULFUR; VELOCITY; WATER GAS

Citation Formats

Torkelson, James, Ye, Neng, Li, Zhijiang, Coutinho, Decio, and Fokema, Mark. Robust Low-Cost Water-Gas Shift Membrane Reactor for High-Purity Hydrogen Production form Coal-Derived Syngas. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.2172/943552.
Torkelson, James, Ye, Neng, Li, Zhijiang, Coutinho, Decio, & Fokema, Mark. Robust Low-Cost Water-Gas Shift Membrane Reactor for High-Purity Hydrogen Production form Coal-Derived Syngas. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/943552
Torkelson, James, Ye, Neng, Li, Zhijiang, Coutinho, Decio, and Fokema, Mark. 2008. "Robust Low-Cost Water-Gas Shift Membrane Reactor for High-Purity Hydrogen Production form Coal-Derived Syngas". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/943552. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/943552.
@article{osti_943552,
title = {Robust Low-Cost Water-Gas Shift Membrane Reactor for High-Purity Hydrogen Production form Coal-Derived Syngas},
author = {Torkelson, James and Ye, Neng and Li, Zhijiang and Coutinho, Decio and Fokema, Mark},
abstractNote = {This report details work performed in an effort to develop a low-cost, robust water gas shift membrane reactor to convert coal-derived syngas into high purity hydrogen. A sulfur- and halide-tolerant water gas shift catalyst and a sulfur-tolerant dense metallic hydrogen-permeable membrane were developed. The materials were integrated into a water gas shift membrane reactor in order to demonstrate the production of >99.97% pure hydrogen from a simulated coal-derived syngas stream containing 2000 ppm hydrogen sulfide. The objectives of the program were to (1) develop a contaminant-tolerant water gas shift catalyst that is able to achieve equilibrium carbon monoxide conversion at high space velocity and low steam to carbon monoxide ratio, (2) develop a contaminant-tolerant hydrogen-permeable membrane with a higher permeability than palladium, (3) demonstrate 1 L/h purified hydrogen production from coal-derived syngas in an integrated catalytic membrane reactor, and (4) conduct a cost analysis of the developed technology.},
doi = {10.2172/943552},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/943552}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {5}
}