The high-temperature shift-reaction.

  • Stoltze, Per, (Project Participant)
  • Lynggaard, Hasse Harloff, (Project Participant)

Project Details


The high temperature shift reaction (HTS) generates hydrogen by reaction of carbon monoxide with water. This reaction is an important step in the industrial production of hydrogen. The expected use of hydrogen in new fuel-cell technologies require further investigation of existing catalysts and development of new catalysts for the HTS reaction. However, HTS is very poorly understood. Several empirical kinetic models have been proposed in the literature, none of the existing models make sense at the molecular level. In the project we explore microkinetic models of HTS and compare results deduced from the models to experimental results from isotopic labelling experiments and from measurements of the reaction rate for the catalytic reaction. The project is a cooperation between Haldor Topsøe A/S and Aalborg University , Esbjerg . Researchers: Per Stoltze, Aalborg University, Esbjerg, Hasse Lynggaard, Aalborg University, Esbjerg,                       Niels Christian Schiødt, Haldor Topsøe A/S.                        
Effective start/end date01/04/200331/07/2007