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dc.contributor.authorAlshammari, Yousef M.
dc.contributor.authorHellgardt, Klaus
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T06:34:06Z
dc.date.available2016-02-28T06:34:06Z
dc.date.issued2012-04
dc.identifier.citationAlshammari YM, Hellgardt K (2012) Thermodynamic analysis of hydrogen production via hydrothermal gasification of hexadecane. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 37: 5656–5664. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2011.10.035.
dc.identifier.issn0360-3199
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijhydene.2011.10.035
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/600000
dc.description.abstractThis work reports the equilibrium behaviour of the hydrothermal gasification of hexadecane, a heavy saturate model compound, under non-oxidative isothermal and oxidative adiabatic conditions, using the Peng-Robinson equation of state and the direct minimisation of Gibbs free energy employed within the Aspen HYSYS. This modelling enabled establishing both the limits and optimum conditions at which the hydrogen molar yield may be theoretically maximised. The effects of parameters including the reactor isothermal temperature, pressure, water to carbon ratio, and oxygen to carbon ratio on the molar yields of produced gaseous species were analysed. The model has been validated by comparing its results with different reported modelling and experimental data under identical conditions which resulted in a good agreement. The results reported in this work show the potential of achieving economic yields of hydrogen and syngas from liquid hydrocarbons under downhole hydrothermal conditions. © 2011, Hydrogen Energy Publications, LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank to KAUST and the Saudi Arabian Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu for their financial sponsorship of this project.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.subjectHydrogen
dc.subjectHydrothermal gasification
dc.subjectMethanation
dc.subjectPartial oxidation
dc.subjectWater gas shift
dc.titleThermodynamic analysis of hydrogen production via hydrothermal gasification of hexadecane
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
dc.contributor.institutionImperial College London, London, United Kingdom


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