Reaction study of auto thermal steam reforming of methanol to hydrogen using a novel nano CuZnAl-catalyst

S. T. Yong, K. Hidajat, S. Kawi

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A novel nano CuZnAl-spinel catalyst has been successfully synthesized and tested for autothermal steam reforming of methanol to produce onboard hydrogen for fuel cell applications. The catalyst performance has been studied using three crucial operating parameters, namely, the methanol space velocity, molar ratios of water/methanol and oxygen/methanol. The effects of these parameters have been investigated in terms of methanol conversion and hydrogen production rate. The optimal hydrogen production rate of about 575mmolkg-1s -1 has been achieved at 300°C in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-95
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventSelected Papers Presented at the Eigth Grove Fuel Cell Symposium - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Sept 200326 Sept 2003


  • CuZnAl-catalyst
  • Fuel cell
  • Hydrogen production
  • Operating parameters

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