Simulation of methane conversion to syngas in a membrane reactor: Part I A model including product oxidation

Zebao Rui, Ke Zhang, Yongdan D. Li, Jerry Lin

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Abstract

A one-dimensional dense membrane reactor (DMR) model has been developed to simulate the partial oxidation of methane to syngas. A combustion-reforming mechanism was adopted and the oxidation of reforming products, i.e. H2 and CO, was considered. The performance of the DMR and a conventional fixed-bed reactor was compared and discussed. The results show that the incorporation of the product oxidation steps has a significant effect on the simulation results of a DMR and provides a reasonable explanation of the experimental data. The model is therefore more reasonable than those ignoring the product oxidation reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2246-2253
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume33
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

Keywords

  • Dense membrane reactor
  • H and CO oxidation
  • Mechanism
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Partial oxidation of methane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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