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Recent advances in hydrogen production via autothermal reforming process (ATR): A review of patents and research articles

By G Nahar and V Dupont

Abstract

This review examines recent patents and research articles in autothermal reforming (ATR) of fossil fuels like gasoline, diesel, JP-8 along with renewable fuels such as methanol, ethanol, glycerol, butanol, bio-oils and biodiesel into H gas. The focus of the research was the recent developments in terms of ATR reformer design, ATR fuel processors, reformer start up, and reforming catalysts to determine the opportunities for R&D in this area. The production of H by ATR of fossil fuels has been widely investigated; several catalytic studies based on various noble and non-precious metals like Rh and Ni are available, restricting new investigations. In contrast, H production from bio feedstock like bio-oils, biodie-sel, ethanol, and butanol are very recent and offer considerable room for further investigation

Publisher: 'Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.'
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.2174/2211334711306010003
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.whiterose.ac.uk:76000

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