화학공학소재연구정보센터
Chemical Engineering and Processing, Vol.79, 69-79, 2014
Methane dry reformer by application of chemical looping combustion via Mn-based oxygen carrier for heat supplying and carbon dioxide providing
In this study, the production of H-2 utilizing chemical looping combustion (CLC) in a methane dry reformer assisted by H-2 perm-selective membranes in a CLC-DRM configuration has been investigated. CLC via employment of a Mn-based oxygen carrier generates large amounts of heat in addition to providing CO2 as the raw material for the dry reforming (DR) reaction. The main advantage of the CLC-DRM configuration is the simultaneous capturing and consuming of CO2 as a greenhouse gas for H-2 production. A steady state one dimensional heterogeneous catalytic reaction model is applied to analyze the performance and applicability of the proposed CLC-DRM configuration. Simulation results show that CH4 is completely consumed in the fuel reactor (FR) of the CLC-DRM and pure CO2 is captured by condensation of H2O. Also, CH4 conversion and H-2 yield reach 73.46% and 1.459 respectively at the outlet of the DR side in the CLC-DRM. Additionally, 4562 kmol h(-1) H-2 is produced in the DR side of the CLC-DRM. Finally, results indicate that by increasing the FR feed temperature up to 880 K, CH4 conversion and H-2 production are enhanced to 81.15% and 4790 kmol h(-1) respectively. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.