Title

Effects of Water to Sucrose Ratio and Pressure on Hydrogen Production During Supercritical Water Reformation of Sucrose

Abstract

Sucrose, a renewable resource derived from sugarcane or sugar beet, was reformed to hydrogen using supercritical water as a novel reacting medium that acts both as a solvent and a reactant. Supercritical water has been demonstrated as an effective reformation medium for a variety of hydrocarbons including renewable energy sources derived from bioethanol and biodiesel. Temperature and space time were held constant while reactor pressure was varied from 17.94 to 30.90 MPa in a 400 mL Hanyes Alloy 230 tubular reactor and the resultant effect on gaseous hydrogen production was investigated. In addition, the water to sucrose mass ratio was varied from 9 to 28 and the effects on gaseous hydrogen production explored.

Meeting Name

2008 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2008 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), All rights reserved.


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