Methanol Reforming

Methanol reforming describes the process of reacting methanol with steam to produce hydrogen and carbon dioxide. This process is used in chemical engineering and is particularly useful in fuel cell technology.

The MeOH and H2O mix are vaporised under pressure, this vapour is then passed through the reaction tube where the reactants come into contact with the copper based reforming catalyst, resulting in the below reaction.

CH3OH + H2O CO2 + 3H2

Following this reaction, the hydrogen produced can then be separated via pressure swing adsorption (PSA)