Advances in Making High Purity Nitrogen for Small Scale Ammonia Generation

David Toyne*, Solutions for Automation, USA; Jay Schmuecker, Pinehurst Farm, USA

15th Annual NH3 Fuel Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 31, 2018
NH3 Energy+ Topical Conference at the AIChE Annual Meeting


The presentation will address recent developments in the Solar Hydrogen Demonstration Project in which hydrogen, nitrogen and ammonia are made from solar power, water, and air; and used to fuel a modified John Deere farm tractor.

In industrial applications very pure nitrogen is made by cryogenic distillation of air. Using Pressure Swing Absorption systems alone it is extremely difficult to achieve the required purity. An improved method was developed for making high purity nitrogen, for smaller systems.
Will discuss how, when Oxygen contaminates the reactor catalyst, Hydrogen is used to purge the catalyst, and subsequently used as fuel.

Read the abstract at the AIChE website.


Download this presentation [PDF].


2018: Improved Method of Using Hydrogen and Ammonia Fuels for an Internal Combustion Engine
2017: Our Iowa Renewable Hydrogen and Ammonia Generation System
2016: Solar Hydrogen and Ammonia System Status
2015: My Solar Hydrogen and Ammonia, and Ammonia Tractor Fuel and Fertilizer System [PDF]


The Raphael Schmuecker Memorial Solar Hydrogen System
David Toyne, Solutions for Automation
Learn more about the 2018 NH3 Fuel Conference

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