Catalyst and sorbent material for the production of hydrogenIowa State University Patents
AbstractA catalyst and sorbent is disclosed which comprises pellets with an absorbent core and a protective shell with a catalyst in the shell. Such material is especially well suited for steam reforming of hydrocarbons to produce hydrogen since a reforming catalyst can be incorporated in the shell and a sorbent for the by-product carbon dioxide can be used for the core. It is also well suited for producing hydrogen from carbon monoxide by means of the water gas shift reaction. The shell can be made sufficiently strong and durable for moving bed applications as well as fixed bed applications.
Patent NumberUS 7,176,159 B1
AssigneeIowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
Application NumberUS 10/218,803
Citation InformationThomas D. Wheelock and Brent H. Shanks. "Catalyst and sorbent material for the production of hydrogen" (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/brent_shanks/34/