Membrane reactors for hydrogen production from coal

H. Wang, X. Dong, Jerry Lin

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Advanced membrane reactor technologies provide the opportunities for low-cost, high efficiency, and low-emission hydrogen production from coal. This chapter focuses on the state of the art of hydrogen- and CO2-selective membranes and membrane reactors for hydrogen production from coal with CO2 capture. First, the traditional technologies for converting coal to hydrogen are introduced. Compared with traditional reactors, the advantages and opportunities of membrane reactors are discussed. Subsequently, the recent progress in membrane reactors for the conversion of gasifier syngas and separation of hydrogen or CO2 is illustrated. Finally, possible future development of membrane reactor technologies is outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMembrane Reactors for Energy Applications and Basic Chemical Production
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9781782422273
ISBN (Print)9781782422235
StatePublished - Feb 5 2015


  • Carbon dioxide capture
  • Coal gasification
  • Hydrogen separation
  • Membrane reactor
  • Water gas shift

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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