Recent advances in cleaner hydrogen productions via thermo-catalytic decomposition of methane: Admixture with hydrocarbon

Syed Muhammad, Anuar Faua'ad and Awad, Ali and Saidur, R. and Masiran, Nurliyana and Salam, Abdus and Abdullah, Bawadi (2018) Recent advances in cleaner hydrogen productions via thermo-catalytic decomposition of methane: Admixture with hydrocarbon. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43 (41). pp. 18713-18734. ISSN 0360-3199

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A continuous increase in the greenhouse gases concentration due to combustion of fossil fuels for energy generation in the recent decades has sparked interest among the researchers to find a quick solution to this problem. One viable solution is to use hydrogen as a clean and effective source of energy. In this paper, an extensive review has been made on the effectiveness of metallic catalyst in hydrocarbon reforming for COX free hydrogen production via different techniques. Among all metallic catalyst, Ni-based materials impregnated with various transition metals as promoters exhibited prolonged stability, high methane conversions, better thermal resistance and improved coke resistance. This review also assesses the effect of reaction temperature, gas hour space velocity and metal loading on the sustainability of thermocatalytic decomposition TCD of methane. The practice of co-feeding of methane with other hydrocarbons specifically ethylene, propylene, hydrogen sulphide, and ethanol are classified in this paper with the detailed overview of TCD reaction kinetics over an empirical model based on power law that has been presented. In addition, it is also expected that the outlook of TCD of methane for green hydrogen production will provide researchers with an excellent platform to the future direction of the process over Ni-based catalysts.

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International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43, 41, 2018 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.08.091
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