Modeling of Membrane Reactor for Steam Methane Reforming: From Granular to Structured Catalysts
Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering
, E-ISSN: 1608-3431
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences,
pr. Akademika Lavrent’eva 5, Novosibirsk, 630090 Russia
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Different types and operating modes of a tubular membrane reactor for steam methane reforming with a production rate of 0.6 m3/h are compared using the results of mathematical modeling. It is shown that, for a cylindrical membrane, the use of a catalytic bed based on waved bands of porous nickel instead of a granular bed of a commercial catalyst (NIAP-18) can theoretically increase the yield of hydrogen by 15–18%.