Hydrogen production from glucose by partial oxidation in high temperature high pressure water - 1: Study on reaction condition and effect of ZnO

Mayako Takahashi, Yuichi Aizawa, Masaki Ota, Taka Aki Hoshina, Masaru Watanabe, Yoshiyuki Sato, Hiroshi Inomata

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Abstract

Hydrogen formation from glucose was examined using a batch reactor in high temperature high pressure water at 300°C. Homogenous catalysts (H 2SO4 and NaOH) were not effective for H2 formation from glucose at this condition. Heterogeneous catalysts: Ag 20, CuO, Cr2O3, Fe2O3, MgO, MnO2, MoO3, NiO, rutile TiO2, and ZnO, were applied and then it was found that MnO2 and ZnO effectively promoted H2 formation. In order to enhance H2 yield, glucose in high pressure high temperature water was partially oxidized in the presence of ZnO. As a result, 25 % H2 (glucose mole basis) was obtained. In this reaction, by-production of methane was not observed, The enhancement of H2 yield was not observed when ZnO was located at gas phase. It suggested that a precursor of H2 formed in the aqueous phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)706-712
Number of pages7
JournalNihon Enerugi Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy
Volume87
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 1

Keywords

  • H
  • High pressure high temperature water
  • Metal oxide
  • Partial oxidation
  • ZnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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