Plasma-Based Production of Hydrogen From Hydrocarbons

Abdullah Aitani*, Shakeel Ahmed, Fahad Al-Muhaish

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Plasmas, both thermal and non-thermal, have been studied for the conversion of gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons into hydrogen. Plasma systems such as gliding-arc, microwave, corona, dielectric barrier discharge, arc plasma-jet, radio frequency, and other types of plasmas with or without catalysts have shown potential for the production of hydrogen. Various reactor configurations and operating conditions have been investigated to perform plasma-based hydrocarbon reactions such as steam reforming, dry auto-thermal reforming, partial oxidation, or decomposition (pyrolysis) processes. The combination of these processes in a hybrid plasma-catalytic system has also been discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHydrogen Science and Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Processes, Systems and Technology
PublisherWiley-VCH Verlag
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783527674268
ISBN (Print)9783527332380
StatePublished - 29 Apr 2016

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  • Decomposition
  • Dielectric barrier discharge
  • Gliding arc
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Hydrogen
  • Microwave
  • Non-thermal
  • Partial oxidation
  • Plasma
  • Reforming
  • Thermal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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