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Title: Method of steam reforming methanol to hydrogen

Abstract

The production of hydrogen by the catalyzed steam reforming of methanol is accomplished using a reformer of greatly reduced size and cost wherein a mixture of water and methanol is superheated to the gaseous state at temperatures of about 800.degree. to about 1,100.degree. F. and then fed to a reformer in direct contact with the catalyst bed contained therein, whereby the heat for the endothermic steam reforming reaction is derived directly from the superheated steam/methanol mixture.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Lower Makefield, PA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
867477
Patent Number(s):
4946667
Assignee:
Engelhard Corporation (Edison, NJ) OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; steam; reforming; methanol; hydrogen; production; catalyzed; accomplished; reformer; greatly; reduced; size; cost; mixture; water; superheated; gaseous; temperatures; 800; degree; 100; fed; direct; contact; catalyst; bed; contained; therein; whereby; heat; endothermic; reaction; derived; directly; superheated steam; direct contact; contained therein; steam reforming; catalyst bed; greatly reduced; reforming reaction; reduced size; methanol mixture; greatly reduce; heated steam; /423/252/502/

Citation Formats

Beshty, Bahjat S. Method of steam reforming methanol to hydrogen. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Beshty, Bahjat S. Method of steam reforming methanol to hydrogen. United States.
Beshty, Bahjat S. Mon . "Method of steam reforming methanol to hydrogen". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867477.
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abstractNote = {The production of hydrogen by the catalyzed steam reforming of methanol is accomplished using a reformer of greatly reduced size and cost wherein a mixture of water and methanol is superheated to the gaseous state at temperatures of about 800.degree. to about 1,100.degree. F. and then fed to a reformer in direct contact with the catalyst bed contained therein, whereby the heat for the endothermic steam reforming reaction is derived directly from the superheated steam/methanol mixture.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
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