Catalytic oxidation of liquid methanol as a heat source for an automotive reformer
2003 (English)In: Chemical Engineering & Technology, ISSN 0930-7516, E-ISSN 1521-4125, Vol. 26, no 4, 473-478 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A reactor for catalytically oxidizing liquid methanol has been developed for supplying heat to an automotive reformer. In the tests presented in this paper we show that it is possible to catalytically combust liquid methanol by dispersing the methanol and air by a nebulizer over the catalysts. In the experiments we tested several base and noble metals and found that either platinum or palladium was required at the ignition zone. The tests also showed that it was possible to achieve complete combustion when only 25% of the catalyst bed contained a noble metal.
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2003. Vol. 26, no 4, 473-478 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-22430ISI: 000182344900012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-22430DiVA: diva2:341128
QC 201005252010-08-102010-08-10Bibliographically approved