A Review of the CFD Modeling of Hydrogen Production in Catalytic Steam Reforming Reactors

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Global demand for alternative renewable energy sources is increasing due to the consumption of fossil fuels and the increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Hydrogen (H2) from biomass gasification is a green energy segment among the alternative options, as it is environmentally friendly, renewable, and sustainable. Accordingly, researchers focus on conducting experiments and modeling the reforming reactions in conventional and membrane reactors. The construction of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models is an essential tool used by researchers to study the performance of reforming and membrane reactors for hydrogen production and the effect of operating parameters on the methane stream, improving processes for reforming untreated biogas in a catalyst-fixed bed and membrane reactors. This review article aims to provide a good CFD model overview of recent progress in catalyzing hydrogen production through various reactors, sustainable steam reforming systems, and carbon dioxide utilization. This article discusses some of the issues, challenges, and conceivable arrangements to aid the efficient generation of hydrogen from steam reforming catalytic reactions and membrane reactors of bioproducts and fossil fuels.

Original languageEnglish
Article number16064
JournalInternational journal of molecular sciences
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022


  • CFD
  • catalysis
  • catalytic
  • conversion of CO
  • hydrogen
  • reforming
  • steam reforming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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