Purpose - 2009manscires

Kevin Li & Nick DiPreta
• Hydrogen is three times as energy dense as natural gas but less
than double the cost.
• Hydrogen fuel cell emission is pure water
• The fundamental question of this study was whether or not
temperature and the flow rate, in the water gas shift reaction,
through the packed bed reactor would have an effect on the
percentage of carbon monoxide converted, and thus the
hydrogen produced.
Gas composition (34% CO 66% H2)
Water Gas Shift Reaction
with CuZnO catalyst
175°C (n=4)
200°C (n=4)
225°C (n=4)
Gas Analysis
Catalyst Analysis
Original Configuration. Taken
by authors.
Fixed Configuration. Taken
by authors.
Gas Composition
Gas Composition %
Blue- Hydrogen
Red- Carbon Monoxide
Green- Carbon Dioxide
• Increased hydrogen percentage was result of increased
residence time.
• The CuZnO catalyst was most active around 225 (degrees)
• Testing Pt/Ce Catalyst
• Testing catalyst in Fluidized Bed
• Testing with use of exact biomass
gasification output
• Dr. Hazem Tawfik of Farmingdale University, Institute of
Resource and Technology Transfer
• Mr. Peter Guastella of Manhasset High School
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