Research activities

Catalytic ethanol steam reforming for chemical looping hydrogen production

The catalytic steam reforming of ethanol enables the production of hydrogen from a renewable and readily available raw material. Typically, synthesis gas mixtures produced by reforming are purified and compressed in several successive process steps. This complex process chain is primarily carried out in large, centralized plants. The successful coupling of the reformer with the iron-based chemical looping process (CL), however, enables decentralized production of high-purity and compressed hydrogen from ethanol in only two process steps.

Further activities are support in teaching, participation and development of activities in networking programs H2GReenTECH and OeAD (Wissenschaftlich-Technische Zusammenarbeit Österreich-Frankreich).

Main fields of expertise:

  • Hydrogen Production
  • Steam Reforming
  • Chemical Looping Hydrogen Production
  • Steam Iron Process
  • Fuel Gas Pre-Conditioning for SOFC Systems
  • Catalysis
  • Gas Analysis
  • Wet Chemical Synthesis
Karin Malli
Dipl.-Ing. BSc
+43 316 873 - 8796
Research field

  • Hydrogen production
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