Effects of Water to Sucrose Ratio and Pressure on Hydrogen Production during Supercritical Water Reformation of Sucrose
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.
M. S. Stever et al., "Effects of Water to Sucrose Ratio and Pressure on Hydrogen Production during Supercritical Water Reformation of Sucrose," Proceedings of the 2008 AIChE Annual Meeting (2008, Philadelphia, PA), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Nov 2008.
2008 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting (2008: Nov. 16-21, Philadelphia, PA)
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Article - Conference proceedings
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21 Nov 2008