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Methane Reforming: A Guide

By Dieter Ulber |

A wide range of factors must be taken into account before selecting the most appropriate reforming technology FIGURE 1. The Gulf Coast SMR (steam methane reformer) in La Porte, Tex., is capable of producing more than 116 million standard cubic feet per day of pure hydrogen[/caption] From the agrochemicals sector to steel production, from petroleum refineries to chemicals production — many sectors of the chemical process industries (CPI) would grind to a halt overnight without one crucial ingredient: syngas. Short for synthesis gas, syngas describes a blend of primarily hydrogen and carbon monoxide. Highly versatile, syngas forms the basis for diverse end products that are deployed in a wide range of industrial scenarios (see box below). Broadly speaking, syngas is generated by one of two ways: using a methane reforming process, based on a gaseous reaction principle; or applying a gasification technique, centered around a heterogeneous reaction. It cannot be claimed that one method is categorically better than the other; rather, the technology chosen will depend on the availability of feedstock and the intended downstream application. In terms of feedstock, reforming techniques are ideal for gases and light hydrocarbon liquids,…
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