The production of pressurized, high purity hydrogen with the fixed bed RESC process

Sebastian Bock, Robert Zacharias, Viktor Hacker

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High pressure hydrogen production with a fixed-chemical looping system was recently shown in a lab-scale test bench. A release pressure of up to 50 bar was enabled directly from the fixed-bed system. In addition, a prototype system with an enhanced layout was developed and operated with synthetic biogas and methane steam reforming mixtures. A series of experiments was conducted to improve the feasible hydrogen purity exceeding 99.999% regarding total carbonaceous impurities. The hydrogen output was up to 10 kWLHV. The design includes a combined high-temperature reactor with a steam reformer and a chemical looping section for hydrogen purification, comprising of up to 18 kg iron-oxide based oxygen carrier material. In the chemical looping section, significant influences of the exothermic oxidation and endothermic reduction reaction are illustrated with axial and radial temperature profiles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChemical Looping 2018
ChapterHydrogen Production 2
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2018
Event5th International Conference on Chemical Looping - The Chateaux at Deer Valley, Park City, United States
Duration: 24 Sep 201827 Sep 2018


Conference5th International Conference on Chemical Looping
Abbreviated titleChemical Looping 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPark City

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production


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