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Production of Hydrogen from Coal Char in an Electrofluid Reactor
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Process Design and Development
  • A.H. Pulsifer, Iowa State University
  • Thomas D. Wheelock, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-1972
DOI
10.1021/i260042a013
Abstract

A potential industrial process for producing a hydrogen-rich synthesis gas by reacting coal char and steam in an electrofluid reactor is described. The characteristics of this type of reactor are reviewed, and a reaction model which appears to fit experimental results is proposed. Product gas compositions and energy requirements predicted by the model for the gasification process are presented for various possible operating conditions. The present state of development of the reaction system and foreseeable problems which must be worked out are reviewed. In addition, the adaptation of the process to the production of various products such as hydrogen, methane, and methanol is discussed.

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Reprinted (adapted) with permission from Ind. Eng. Chem. Process Des. Dev., 1972, 11 (2), pp 229–237. Copyright 1972 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner
American Chemical Society
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
A.H. Pulsifer and Thomas D. Wheelock. "Production of Hydrogen from Coal Char in an Electrofluid Reactor" Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Process Design and Development Vol. 11 Iss. 2 (1972) p. 229 - 237
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/thomas-wheelock/38/