A global DDoS attack has been intermittently affecting many websites globally. You may not have a problem accessing AIChE's sites, but in case you do, please contact Customer Service during normal business hours.

The Effects of Carbon-to-Oxygen Ratio Upon Supercritical Water Reformation for Hydrogen Production

Developed by: AIChE
  • Type:
    Conference Presentation
  • Conference Type:
    AIChE Annual Meeting
  • Presentation Date:
    October 19, 2011
  • Skill Level:
  • PDHs:

Share This Post:

You will be able to download and print a certificate for PDH credits once the content has been viewed. If you have already viewed this content, please click here to login.

The Effects of Carbon-to-Oxygen ratio upon Supercritical Water Reformation for Hydrogen Production

Jared Bouquet1, Ryan Tschannen2, Aaron Gonzales2, and Sunggyu Lee2

1: Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO

2: Ohio University, Athens, OH

With the continually growing energy demands of today’s society, finding innovative ways to produce renewable energy is increasingly important. One such process is the supercritical water reformation of hydrocarbons for hydrogen production. Supercritical water reformation is a versatile non-catalytic process that can utilize a wide variety of commonly available raw materials. Such raw materials include methanol, ethanol, glycerin, sucrose, diesel, and jet fuel. With such a diverse feedstock, determining which factors have a substantial impact on the supercritical water reformation is crucial. One such factor is the carbon-to-oxygen ratio of the feed material. To determine the effect of carbon-to-oxygen ratio, an experimental study was performed using n-propanol, isopropanol, propylene glycol, and glycerin solutions. The experimental study was conducted using a 0.1 L Inconel 625 reactor at a constant pressure of 22.4 MPa and a reactor space time of 100 seconds. The feed solution for each experiment contained an 8:3 water-to-carbon ratio, and the effect of carbon-to-oxygen ratio was observed at 500 and 600¢ªC.

Please Note: Members of the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division of AIChE are entitled to this content for free. Simply enter the 'promo code' CRECOD when you are checking out. Only AIChE members are entitled to join the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division. For more info please click here. click here



Do you already own this?

Log In for instructions on accessing this content.


AIChE Member Credits 0.5
AIChE Members $15.00
AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free
AIChE Graduate Student Members Free
Non-Members $25.00