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Steam Methane Reforming Vs Steam Naphtha Reforming

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#1 muthukmaar


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:42 AM

Which is difficult to reform Naphtha or Methane
Why can't we use the same catalyst used in Naphtha Reforming for Methane Reforming in the primary Reforming ?

#2 PingPong


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 11:42 AM

Naphtha is a little more difficult as it requires feed vaporization and a Prereformer, which methane does not require.

Some methane reformers however also have a Prereformer.


Both are possible, choice between designing a reformer for naphtha or methane feed is purely economical.


I don't think there is a difference in catalyst in the reformer furnace tubes.

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