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dc.description.abstractAbstract newlineThe present study focuses on hydrogen production from steam reforming of glycerol using nickel based catalysts. Renewable energy sources are highly desirable in this era of dwindling petroleum reserves and increasing environmental concerns. Several alternatives of renewable fuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, are currently been exploited in order to promote a more sustainable development. Among the various renewable feedstock sources, glycerol is one alternative because it has relatively high hydrogen content, it is nontoxic, and its storage and handling is safe. Glycerol is produced as a byproduct during biodiesel production from trans-esterification of vegetable oils. With increase in production of biodiesel, a glut of glycerol is expected in the world market and therefore, it is essential to find useful applications of glycerol. About 1 kg of glycerol is formed as a byproduct for every 10 kg of biodiesel. The increasing abundance and attractive pricing of glycerol make this product an appealing source of chemical to derive value added commercial compound hydrogen. Hydrogen is expected to play an important role in future energy systems. Production of hydrogen from glycerol is environmentally friendly because it adds value to byproduct generated from biodiesel plants. Hydrogen production from glycerol by steam reforming process has received considerable attention during recent years. Hydrogen produced by steam reforming of glycerol can be used for fuel cell applications, automobile applications and electricity production. Hydrogen is also used as an important material in chemical synthesis and refinery. Steam reforming is the most energy efficient technology available, and it is the most cost effective. It is strongly endothermic carried at high temperatures, low pressure and high steam to glycerin ratio to achieve higher conversion. Commercially, nickel is used in steam reforming of glycerol due to its inherent availability, high stability and lower cost compared to noble metals. and#947;-Al2O3 support has
dc.titleHydrogen production via Catalytic Glycerol Reforming
dc.creator.researcherNarasimha Reddy Ravuru
dc.subject.keywordEngineering and Technology
dc.subject.keywordEngineering Environmental
dc.contributor.guidePatel Sanjay
dc.publisher.universityNirma University
dc.publisher.institutionInstitute of Technology
Appears in Departments:Institute of Technology

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