Steam reforming or steam methane reforming (SMR) is a method of producing hydrogen by water splitting. At high temperatures (700 – 1100 °C) and in the presence of a metal-based catalyst, steam reacts with methane to yield carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Steam reforming of natural gas is the most common method of producing commercial bulk hydrogen.
The process for reacting a hydrocarbon fuel, such as natural gas, with steam to produce hydrogen as a product. This is a common method for bulk hydrogen generation.
Catalytic process for converting a mixture of steam and hydrocarbon to synthesis gas, a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide.