Portable device for generation of ultra-pure water vapor feeds
Journal article, 2017

A portable device for the generation of co-feeds of water vapor has been designed, constructed, and evaluated for flexible use as an add-on component to laboratory chemical reactors. The vapor is formed by catalytic oxidation of hydrogen, which benefits the formation of well-controlled minute concen- trations of ultra-pure water. Analysis of the effluent stream by on-line mass spectrometry and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy confirms that water vapor can be, with high precision, generated both rapidly and steadily over extended periods in the range of 100 ppm to 3 vol. % (limited by safety considerations) using a total flow of 100 to 1500 ml/min at normal temperature and pressure. Further, the device has been used complementary to a commercial water evaporator and mixing system to span water concentrations up to 12 vol. %. Finally, an operando diffuse reflective infrared Fourier transform spectroscopic measurement of palladium catalysed methane oxidation in the absence and presence of up to 1.0 vol. % water has been carried out to demonstrate the applicability of the device for co-feeding well-controlled low concentrations of water vapor to a common type of spectroscopic experiment. The possibilities of creating isotopically labeled water vapor as well as using tracer gases for dynamic experiments are discussed

Author

Peter Velin

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Applied Surface Chemistry

Competence Centre for Catalysis (KCK)

Ulf Stenman

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Magnus Skoglundh

Competence Centre for Catalysis (KCK)

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Applied Surface Chemistry

Per-Anders Carlsson

Competence Centre for Catalysis (KCK)

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Applied Surface Chemistry

Review of Scientific Instruments

0034-6748 (ISSN)

Vol. 88 11 115102- 115102

Fundamental studies on the influence of water on oxidation catalysts for biogas applications

Swedish Energy Agency, 2015-04-01 -- 2019-03-31.

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Transport

Energy

Materials Science

Subject Categories

Chemical Process Engineering

Other Chemical Engineering

DOI

10.1063/1.4994245

PubMed

29195377

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10/26/2018