CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Gasification Systems


Engineering Design of Advanced H2 CO2 PD and PD/Alloy Composite Membrane Separations and Process Intensification


Performer: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Project No: FE0004895


Project Description

Worcester Polytechnic Institute will demonstrate hydrogen separation from coal-derived syngas using palladium (Pd) and Pd alloy membranes on porous metal supports.

The goal of the project is to carry out a comprehensive engineering design for advanced hydrogen-carbon dioxide (H2-CO2) Pd and Pd-alloy composite membrane separations with process intensification technologies that reduce the number of unit operations required for H2 production from a coal (coal-biomass)-based syngas.

Setup for testing pre-engineering/pilot scale membranes. Source: WPI

Setup for testing pre-engineering/pilot scale membranes. Source: WPI 


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