(221b) Testing of the Palladium Membrane Reactor and Potential Applications for Hydrogen Production
- Conference: AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Year: 2006
- Proceeding: 2006 Spring Meeting & 2nd Global Congress on Process Safety
- Group: Hydrogen
- Time: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 2:22pm-2:44pm
A Palladium Membrane Reactor (PMR) was tested at the Savannah River Site (SRS), as part of a collaborative effort between the SRS and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The PMR was developed at LANL as a simple and effective means for recovering hydrogen isotopes from fusion fuel impurities such as methane and water. PMR technology is also applicable to the reforming of JP-8 and diesel fuel, yielding sulfur-free hydrogen. This latter technology is actively being sought for many applications, such as a 10-kW fuel cell Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) powered by logistic fuel. Past accomplishments and future directions shall be discussed.