Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2010, Volume 13, Issue 2

Development of the Membrane Permeator for Hydrogen Production to ICIT - Rm. Valcea

Ioan Iordache 1 , Mircea Raceanu 1 , Marian Curuia 1 , Jong Soo Cho 2

1 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
2 Catholic University of Korea, Wonmi-Gu, Yeokgok 2-Dong, San 43-1, Seoul, Korea

*Corresponding author: Ioan Iordcahe, e-mail:

Published: October 2010


The hydrogen economy has enormous societal and technical appeal as a potential solution to the fundamental energy concerns of abundant supply and minimal environmental impact. Generation of pure hydrogen represents a critical technology component for power generation by PEM fuel cells in a variety of mobile and stationary power applications. Hydrogen is conventionally produced by steam reforming of hydrocarbon fuels followed by a water gas shift reaction and hydrogen separation and purification. One of the newest fields of research and technical applications is to combine the reformer reactor and the hydrogen purification steps into a single membrane reactor. In order to fit this requirement a group of researchers from ICIT Rm. Valcea start to develop a membrane permeator as a first step for a membrane reactor development.


Permeator, PD membrane, hydrogen production, zirconia.

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