Review of hydrogen production via glycerol reforming

Ali Ebshish, Zahira Yaakob, Yun H. Taufiq-Yap, Ahmed Bshish, Siti Masrinda Tasirin

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Abstract

Owing to the high energy content of hydrogen and the possibility of converting this energy in fuel cell devices into electric power without any pollutant emissions, hydrogen has grown to be one of the most useful sources of energy, especially if it is produced from renewable sources. In recent years, the development of an efficient process for hydrogen production has become an important goal for energy researchers. Numerous studies have evaluated the catalytic reforming of glycerol for hydrogen production both experimentally and thermodynamically. To enhance hydrogen production and make the production process efficient, researchers have investigated different reforming processes under a wide range of operating conditions. Moreover, the main focus of these studies was the development of a high-performance reforming catalyst that can increase the hydrogen yield and decrease carbon formation and processing costs. Several reforming processes can be used to produce hydrogen from glycerol. This article reviews these reforming processes with emphasis on the common catalysts and the operating conditions used in thermodynamic analyses and experimental work. Although most of these studies have been conducted on steam and aqueous-phase reforming processes, more work on other reforming processes, such as autothermal reforming, partial oxidation, supercritical water, and photo-catalytic reforming, has yet to be completed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1060-1075
Number of pages16
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy
Volume226
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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Reforming reactions
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Glycerol
Catalytic reforming
Hydrogen
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Fuel cells
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Thermodynamics
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Carbon
Processing
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Water

Keywords

  • Catalytic system
  • Glycerol
  • Hydrogen production
  • Reforming process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Review of hydrogen production via glycerol reforming. / Ebshish, Ali; Yaakob, Zahira; Taufiq-Yap, Yun H.; Bshish, Ahmed; Tasirin, Siti Masrinda.

In: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, Vol. 226, No. 8, 12.2012, p. 1060-1075.

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Ebshish, Ali ; Yaakob, Zahira ; Taufiq-Yap, Yun H. ; Bshish, Ahmed ; Tasirin, Siti Masrinda. / Review of hydrogen production via glycerol reforming. In: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy. 2012 ; Vol. 226, No. 8. pp. 1060-1075.
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