An investigation into the transient behavior of a microreactor system for reforming of diesel fuel in the kw range

M. O'Connell, G.A. Kolb, K.P. Schelhaas, J. Schürer, A. Ziogas, V. Hessel

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Abstract

A diesel reformer based on microreaction technology was developed for application in an auxiliary power unit (APU) system. The transient characteristics of this reactor for reforming of diesel fuel are reported. Diesel steam reforming was performed at various S/C ratios with load changes ranging from 30 % LL to 80 % LL, i.e., a 1.5 kW to a 4 kW electrical equivalent. The reactor itself was based on an integrated reformer/burner heat exchange reactor concept. The reforming was performed at temperatures above 750¿°C and at various S/C ratios, down to a minimum of 3.17. Variation of experimental parameters, such as O/C and S/C ratios, are critical for optimum and efficient operation of the reformer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1790-1798
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Engineering & Technology
Volume32
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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