Chemical Engineering & Technology, Vol.43, No.4, 742-751, 2020
Response Surface Optimization of Hydrogen-Rich Syngas Production by Greenhouse Gases Reforming
The effect of process interaction and response surface optimization of hydrogen-rich syngas production by catalytic carbon dioxide (CO2) reforming of methane (CH4) was evaluated. The Box-Behnken design was applied to investigate the influence of CH4 partial pressure, CO2 partial pressure, and temperature on the hydrogen yield. The analysis of variance indicated that temperature and CH4 partial pressure had the most significant impact on the hydrogen yield. Under optimum conditions a maximum hydrogen yield of 71.38 % was achieved. Model validation with the ideal conditions confirmed close agreement of the predicted hydrogen yields with experimental values.