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Heat Transfer Analysis of a Small Thermochemical Reactor for Hydrogen Production from Ammonia

Several types of research are ongoing throughout the world, to discover economical and reliable techniques to create hydrogen, and propagate the vision of a hydrogen economy. This research examines a COMSOL Multiphysics 5.4 heat transfer model for a hydrogen production system consisting of a retort with two different heat sources, namely a heat tape and an infrared (IR) lamp. The main objective was to compare the two heat sources and find out which one offers a better technique for producing hydrogen by raising the internal center core temperature of the retort from ambient to the highest temperature, preferably 700℃, within the shortest time possible and using less power consumption in attaining the targeted temperature. Through this study, it was established that the IR lamp could potentially help with energy savings by using just 4 kWh to reach the targeted temperature within an hour.
Date08 1900
CreatorsOwusu-Ansah, Nana
ContributorsZhao, Weihuan, Reid, Russell, Li, Xiaohua
PublisherUniversity of North Texas
Source SetsUniversity of North Texas
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeThesis or Dissertation
Formatvii, 44 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), Text
RightsPublic, Owusu-Ansah, NaNa, Copyright, Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights Reserved.

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