Hydrogen generation from cellulose and polymers using mechanochemical treatment

Q. W. Zhang, F. Saito, M. Matsumoto

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Abstract

Hydrogen has been expected to increase its future use, due to its utilization in fuel cells. A method for generating hydrogen through dry grinding cellulose based biomass and polymer was developed. The mixture of cellulose and an addictive (inorganic compound) was subjected to dry grinding by a mill under air, then, the ground product was heated up to about 500°C in non-oxidative environment The gases were generated during heating. H2, CH4, CO, and CO2 were detected. The mechanism for highly pure H2 generating from the cellulose may be due to the formation of CaCO3 as byproduct. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (Montreal, Quebec, Canada 8/23-27/2009).

Original languageEnglish
Pagesnopagegiven
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering: Incorporating the 59th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference and the 24th Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 2009 Aug 232009 Aug 27

Other

Other8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering: Incorporating the 59th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference and the 24th Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period09/8/2309/8/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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