Hydrogen production in a cyclic steel-making process


Hydrogen is considered one of the main energy carriers of future clean technologies such as fuel cells used in the automotive industry. A cyclic ore-to-steel conversion process serves as an efficient hydrogen production source when the catalytic amounts of chromium and nickel break down the added hydrogen compounds. However, this can lead to saturation of carbon compounds and require the addition of further oxygen. To assess the efficiency of hydrogen and steel production, a number of gas molecules must be measured.


V&F multi-component analyzers based on Ion Molecular Reaction Mass Spectrometry (IMR-MS) provide the selectivity and sensitivity required to measure all gaseous compounds within the steel-making process. V&F instruments are an excellent choice to determine the efficiency of hydrogen production as well as the quality of the steel-making process.

Photo Industry Solution V&F Impurities Gases CO2 AirSense


V&F mass spectrometers are cost-effective analytical systems that can be used in process control and process optimization. The V&F CombiSense simultaneously measures all important gaseous parameters such as O2, CO, CO2, H2O, H2, Ar, N2 and methane in the Vol% range. The instrument's fast response time allows rapid optimization during the ore-to-steel conversion process. As a result, the efficiency of hydrogen production can be optimized.


  • Accurate monitoring of hydrogen production
  • Measurement of all relevant gas parameters
  • Rapid response times

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