A hybrid adsorbent-membrane reactor (Hamr) system for hydrogen production

Aadesh Harale, Hyun Hwang, Paul K.T. Liu, Muhammad Sahimi, Theodore T. Tsotsis

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A detailed investigation of the design characteristics and performance of a novel reactor system, HAMR, is presented. A mathematical model for a HAMR system for hydrogen production through the steam reforming of methane reaction was developed and analyzed for a range of temperature and pressure conditions. The HAMR system exhibited enhanced methane conversion, hydrogen yield, and product purity and good promise for reducing the hostile operating conditions of conventional methane-steam reformers, and for meeting the product purity requirements for PEM operation. Experimental investigations of HAMR systems using CO2 hydrotalcite-type adsorbents and nanoporous H2 selective membranes were studied. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2006 AIChE National Meeting (San Francisco, CA 11/12-17/2006).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 AIChE Annual Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 12 2006Nov 17 2006

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Conference2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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