Materials challenges in hydrogen production from hydrocarbons

C. M. Chun, F. Hershkowitz, T. A. Ramanarayanan

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Abstract

Currently, about 80 pct. of hydrogen is produced from natural gas alone by Steam Methane Reforming (SMR), Partial Oxidation (POX) and Autothermal Reforming (ATR) in the form of syngas which is mainly a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. Produced hydrogen is predominantly used to manufacture basic chemicals such as ammonia and methanol and to upgrade petroleum products and oils in refining processes. There are many corrosion related materials challenges in industrial processes for syngas production from fossil fuels. This paper examines these challenges with particular emphasis on a high temperature material degradation phenomenon termed "metal dusting". Control strategies to combat this form of corrosion are also outlined. Also included are materials challenges related to ExxonMobil's advanced steam reforming process known as Pressure Swing Reforming (PSR). This technology is a new way to make syngas from gaseous as well as liquid hydrocarbons and can be utilized in different process scenarios ranging from on-board vehicle reforming to industrial syngas production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHydrogen Production, Transport, and Storage 3
Pages9-20
Number of pages12
Edition10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventHydrogen Production, Transport, and Storage 3 - 215th ECS Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: May 24 2009May 29 2009

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number10
Volume19
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737

Conference

ConferenceHydrogen Production, Transport, and Storage 3 - 215th ECS Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period5/24/095/29/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Chun, C. M., Hershkowitz, F., & Ramanarayanan, T. A. (2009). Materials challenges in hydrogen production from hydrocarbons. In Hydrogen Production, Transport, and Storage 3 (10 ed., pp. 9-20). (ECS Transactions; Vol. 19, No. 10). https://doi.org/10.1149/1.3237104