Steam-reforming-technology is the most commonly used method of hydrogen generation.
The main process consists of the reaction of steam plus hydrocarbon over a catalyst at around 750°C – 820°C temperature, in order to form hydrogen and carbon oxides.
The whole process starts with:

Purification of the feedstocks
where toxins like chloride and sulphur are removed ensuring maximum lifetime of the downstream steam reforming catalyst and other catalysts.

is the next step which involves the main hydrogen-producing reaction.

High Temperature Shift, the third step, where the carbon monoxide out of the steam-reforming reaction, reacts with excess steam to form additional hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

Purification process is the final step, which produces the hydrogen product at a purity of 99.999+ vol% and an off-gas/purge gas by means of Pressure Swing Adsorption unit (PSA unit).


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