Emission-free fuel reformers for mobile and portable fuel cell applications
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Power Sources
hydrogen; hydrocarbon; fuel reformer; fuel cell; CO2 emissions; Electrochemistry; Energy & Fuels
Conventional fuel reformers are complex, multi-component devices which produce large amounts Of CO2 emissions. The main objective of this work is to develop an efficient, compact and emission-free fuel reformer for mobile and portable fuel cell (FC) applications. The concept is based on single-stage catalytic pyrolysis of hydrocarbon fuels into hydrogen-rich gas and carbon products. This approach allows to eliminate the production of carbon oxides (CO and CO2) and, consequently, the need for the water-gas shift (WGS) and gas separation stages which significantly simplifies the process. The paper presents the experimental results Of CO2-free production of hydrogen-rich gas via catalytic pyrolysis of hydrocarbon fuels (propane, methane and gasoline). The perspectives Of CO2-free fuel reformers for mobile and portable fuel cell applications are discussed in this paper. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Journal of Power Sources
Article; Proceedings Paper
"Emission-free fuel reformers for mobile and portable fuel cell applications" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3940.