Hydrogen Production From Palmitic Acid Through Autothermal Reforming: Thermodynamic Analysis

Authors

  • Tawiwan Kangsadan King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok
  • Thanarak Srisurat King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok
  • Pattaraporn Kim Mahidol University
  • Navadol Laosiripojana King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
  • Sunisa Jindasuwan King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok
  • Unalome Wetwatana Hartley King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4186/ej.2015.19.4.153

Keywords:

Autothermal reforming, Palmitic acid, Hydrogen production

Abstract

This work studies thermodynamic analysis of hydrogen production via autothermal reforming of palmitic acid. A Gibbs free energy minimization method was applied to analyze thermodynamic of syngas production via oxidative reforming of palmitic acid. Equilibrium compositions were estimated at temperature of 800°C, 900°C and 1000°C under atmospheric pressure. Optimal operating temperature and molar feed ratios of; steam to palmitic acid (S/C) and oxygen to palmitic acid (O/C) ranging from 0.5 to 4; were determined. The PTC Mathcad Prime 2.0 is used to calculate enthalpy, entropy and Gibbs free energy. Aspen Plus program was applied for calculation of product yields and heat duty. Maximum yield of 17.88 mole/molePalmitic with S/C of 4 and O/C of 0.5 can be achieved at 1000°C and yield were 7.75 mole/molePalmitic with S/C of 4 and O/C of 4. Production of hydrogen and carbon monoxide increased with increasing temperatures.

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Author Biographies

Tawiwan Kangsadan

The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok 10800, Thailand

Thanarak Srisurat

The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok 10800, Thailand

Pattaraporn Kim

Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University, Thailand

Navadol Laosiripojana

The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok 10140, Thailand

Sunisa Jindasuwan

Department of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Applied Science, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok 10800, Thailand

Unalome Wetwatana Hartley

The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok 10800, Thailand

Published

Vol 19 No 4, Jul 31, 2015

How to Cite

[1]
T. Kangsadan, T. Srisurat, P. Kim, N. Laosiripojana, S. Jindasuwan, and U. W. Hartley, “Hydrogen Production From Palmitic Acid Through Autothermal Reforming: Thermodynamic Analysis”, Eng. J., vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 153-165, Jul. 2015.

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