Natural gas conversion to syngas and Hydrogen. The production of synthesis gas by the catalytic partial oxidation of methane and/or liquid fuels has widely been investigated in CPERI. For this purpose a series of bench scale and pilot plant incorporating a novel type reactor (spouted bed) has been constructed.
Construction and operation of a pilot scale unit for the production of syngas and hydrogen via reforming/partial oxidation of natural gas using a fixed and/or spouted fluid bed reactor
Development of mathematical codes for modeling the spouted bed reactor performance
Design of a 1-10kW el power generator, which incorporates the methanol processor, the PEM-fuel cell and the power management subsystem, and will be able to provide electricity with the required specifications for the target applications
Development of novel catalysts with various formulations and promising performance for reforming of natural gas and bio-oils