Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2012, Volume 15, Issue 1

Heat Transfer Modelling of Steam Methane Reforming

Elena Carcadea , Mihai Varlam , Ioan Stefanescu , Mihai Culcer , Mariana Iliescu , Adrian Enache , Vasile Tanislav , Catalin Capris

National Institute for Research and Development for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICIT Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, P.O. Box Raureni 7, 240050, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania

*Corresponding author: Carcadea Elena, E-mail:

Published: May 2012


In this paper a heat transfer modeling of a membrane reactor for methane steam reforming was developed in order to analyse the importance of temperature for methane conversion and hydrogen yield. A CFD softwarwe was applied to analyze the steam methane reforming in the chemical reactor investigated. Also, the study was intended to give us an insight regarding the interaction between the flow, chemical reaction and temperature.


Heat transfer modeling, reactor, methane reforming.

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