Membrane reactor commissioning and testing

A Process Development Unit (PDU) has been built for the testing of hydrogen membrane reactors. The PDU consists of a test rig section for gas supply, product handling, gas analysis, and a membrane reactor section for carrying out reactor and membrane separation tests. The membrane reactor is an 8-tube reactor applicable for both membrane assisted water-gas-shift and membrane reformer applications. The application primarily aimed at is power production combined with CO2 capture. The concept can also be used for (co)-production of hydrogen.