Hydrogen production from integrated methanol reforming over Cu-ZnO/Al2O3 and Pt/Al2O3 catalysts for PEM fuel cells

Weidong Gu, Jian Ping Shen, Chunshan Song

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A fuel processor was designed based on integrated oxidative steam reforming of methanol that can achieve efficient production of H2 with minimum CO (<30 ppm CO) in a single reactor for proton-exchange membrane fuel cell application. The methanol reforming reaction was performed over four different commercial Cu/Zn/Al catalysts at 180°-275°C. At a reaction temperature of ≥ 230°C, all catalysts showed similar activity. For a given catalyst, the activity increased with reaction temperature. When the reaction temperature reached 230°C, methanol conversion over the Sud Chemie catalysts exceeded 95%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)804-807
Number of pages4
JournalACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)


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