Comparison of batch aqueous-phase reforming of glycerol and lignocellulosic biomass hydrolysate

Meryemoglu B. , Kaya B., IRMAK S. , Hesenov A. , ERBATUR O.

FUEL, vol.97, pp.241-244, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 97
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.fuel.2012.02.011
  • Title of Journal : FUEL
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-244
  • Keywords: Aqueous-phase reforming, Glycerol, Lignocellulosic biomass, Hydrogen, Catalyst, HYDROGEN GENERATION, HYDROCARBONS, CHIPS


The present study was designed to evaluate gasification performance of glycerol, overproduced from bio-diesel fuel production, and lignocellulosic biomass hydrolysate for hydrogen gas production by aqueous-phase reforming (APR) process. Lignocellulosic biomass hydrolysate was prepared by solubilization of wheat straw under subcritical water condition. APR experiments were performed in a batch type reactor at 250 and 300 degrees C in the presence of various commercial reforming catalysts such as raney nickel and Pt doped on carbon and alumina supports.