2022-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS2022 Volume 8 Mauntz Intl. Symp. Energy Production

Editors:F. Kongoli, H. Dodds, S. Atnaw, T. Turna.
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2022
Pages:266 pages
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    The First Process-Oriented Instrument for the Analysis of Ultra-Trace Level Permanent Gases, NMHC and Sulfur in Fuel-Grade Hydrogen

    Manfred Mauntz1; Jorn Peuser1; Yves Gamache2; André Lamontagne2; Marc-Antoine Langevin2;
    1CMC INSTRUMENTS GMBH, Eschborn, Germany; 2ASDEVICES, Thetford, Canada;
    Type of Paper: Regular
    Id Paper: 488
    Topic: 17


    Hydrogen fuel cells are among the most promising devices for powering vehicles and are expected to soon become a major technology that will help us reduce greenhouse gas emission. In order to provide hydrogen to vehicles, a robust process-oriented analytical solution is required to properly certify its quality. ASDevices have spent the last 4 years developing a complete portfolio of technology for this very application.
    Over the past years, ASDevices established itself as the experts in process-oriented ultra-trace analysis of permanent gases and NMHC in various matrices, including hydrogen. For sulfur analysis, detectors such as Sulfur Chemiluminescence Detectors (SCD) or Pulsed Flame Photometric Detectors (PFPD) have been traditionally used. However, due to their complexity, need for maintenance and use of hazardous gases such as ozone, these instruments are not adapted for continuous process monitoring and are limited to laboratory testing. More recently, ASDevices developed a robust method for the measurement of sulfur compounds using the Epd technology in combination with the iMov GC platform without the need of a sample concentrator.
    Thanks to the high sensitivity of the Epd technology, sub-ppb level limits of detection have been achieved for the permanent gases, NMHC and sulfur compounds. Therefore, an explosionproof version of the iMov GC platform was designed and was configured to combine these analyzes, making it the first process-oriented instrument combining the analysis of permanent gases, NMHC and sulfur compounds in fuel-grade hydrogen.
    The presentation will cover the various technologies and the results obtained from ASDevices solution which was installed at the Sinopec Yanshan plants that will generate H2 for the 2022 winter Olympics.


    Energy; Energy efficiency; Hydrogen production; New and advanced technology; Renewable energy; Hydrogen to vehicles; Reduce greenhouse gas emission; Ultra-trace analysis of permanent gases; Online condition monitoring; Epd technology


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    Mauntz M, Peuser J, Gamache Y, Lamontagne A, Langevin M. (2022). The First Process-Oriented Instrument for the Analysis of Ultra-Trace Level Permanent Gases, NMHC and Sulfur in Fuel-Grade Hydrogen. In F. Kongoli, H. Dodds, S. Atnaw, T. Turna. (Eds.), Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS2022 Volume 8 Mauntz Intl. Symp. Energy Production (pp. 85-92). Montreal, Canada: FLOGEN Star Outreach