This method generates hydrogen through Electrolysis (bipolar type) along with gas boosters and de-oxo units. Electrolysis dissociates the elements of water (oxygen and hydrogen) by charging water with electrical current. The amount of power consumed by these plants is 4.5 KW (per cubic meter of hydrogen).
The hydrogen obtained is collected in a hydrogen gas holder and is further used for processing. Though hydrogen obtained through electrolysis is 99.8% pure, the use of de-oxo units helps in purifying it further (up to 99.999%).
In an electrolyzer, the symmetrical conductive structure is provided with anode in the middle and cathode at ends that avoids the shortage of voltage. Though hydrogen obtained through electrolysis is 99.8% pure, the use of de-oxo units helps in purifying it further (up to 99.999%). The purified gas obtained after the process is used in heat treatment furnaces like annealing, sintering and as reducing furnace atmosphere.
Hydrogenation Process Animation Syntheses
Hydrogenation Of Edible Oil Fatty Acids
Reducing Protective Atmosphere
Protective Atmosphere For Casting Float Glass On Molten Metal Bath
Protective Atmosphere For Manufacture Of Electronic Component
Petroleum and chemical industries
Used as a shielding gas in welding methods such as atomic hydrogen welding
Liquid H2 is used in cryogenic research, including superconductivity studies
It is used pure or mixed with nitrogen gas (sometimes called forming gas) as a tracer gas for minute leak detection. One can be find in the automotive, chemical, power generation, aerospace telecommunications industries
Hydrogen being an authorized food additive that allows food package leak testing among other anti-oxidizing properties