New Long Life Replacement Catalyst for Steam Reforming Hydrogen


For nearly a century, catalyst-impregnated ceramic pellet media has driven Steam Methane Reforming (SMR) reactions in hydrogen plants. Catacel Corporation (Garrettsville, Ohio) (www.catacel.com) has tested and perfected a new higher performance alternative — the Stackable Structural Reactor (SSR®) (Figure 1).

This precision engineered, catalyst-coated metal foil reactor, which replaces traditional ceramic media (Figure 2) in steam reforming hydrogen plants, provides 30 percent improved heat transfer; 2.5 times more catalytic surface area; and is “break” and “crush” resistant — two constant failure modes associated with ceramic pellet media.

The specific benefits derived from Catacel’s SSR technology are observable and quantifiable throughout three major hydrogen plant scenarios.

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