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A study into syngas production from catalytic steam reforming of palm oil mill effluent (POME): A new treatment approach

Ng, Kim Hoong and Cheng, Yoke Wang and Lee, Zhan Sheng and Cheng, C. K. (2018) A study into syngas production from catalytic steam reforming of palm oil mill effluent (POME): A new treatment approach. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0360-3199 (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper reports on the novel application of catalytic steam reforming process to convert palm oil mill effluent (POME) into syngas over a 20wt% Ni/80wt% Al 2 O 3 catalyst. The catalyst possessed high degree of crystallinity and was impurity-free, judging from the obtained XRD pattern. Furthermore, the BET specific surface area of catalyst was low (2.09 m 2 g− 1), consistent with smooth surface captured by the FESEM images. CO 2-desorption and NH 3-desorption profiles showed a presence of both acid and basic sites on the surface of catalyst. In the absence of catalyst, about 7.0% reduction of chemical oxygen demand (COD) was achieved at 6.0 mL h− 1 flow rate of POME, reforming temperature of 873 K and 20 mL min− 1 of N 2-flow. Significantly, the COD reduction shot up to 93.7% in the presence of catalyst and liquid-hourly-space-velocity (LHSV) of POME of 90 mL h− 1 g cat− 1 at 873

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Palm oil mill effluent; Steam reforming; Syngas; Waste treatment
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Centre of Excellence for Advanced Research in Fluid Flow
Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: PM Dr. Chin Kui Cheng
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2019 08:56
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 08:56
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/21423
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