Full-scale autothermal reforming for transport applications: The effect of diesel fuel quality
2013 (English)In: Catalysis Today, ISSN 0920-5861, E-ISSN 1873-4308, Vol. 210, 19-25 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study evaluates the feasibility of H-2 production through a fuel flexible reformer, at realistic operating conditions for electricity supply by FC-APUs in the transport sector. The fuel flexibility is evaluated by comparison of autothermal reforming performance with biodiesel (RME), Fischer-Tropsch, low-sulfur diesel (MK1) and European standard diesel (DIN 590). ATR experiments with two monolithic catalysts, Rh1.0Pt1.0Ce10La10/Al2O3 (CAT 1) and Rh1.0Pt1.0Mg4.0Y5.0/CeO2-ZrO2 (CAT 2), sequentially placed in the axial direction of the reformer length were used for full-scale tests. The O-2/C ratio was varied from 0.3 to 0.5 and the H2O/C ratio varied from 2 to 3.5, reaching temperatures in the interval of 700-800 degrees C. The hydrogen production and fuel conversion showed an upward trend from RME < DIN 590 < MK1 < FT with maximum 42 vol.% H-2 and 99% fuel conversion for FT diesel.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2013. Vol. 210, 19-25 p.
Biodiesel, Hydrogen, Autothermal reforming, Multifuel study, APU
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-124959DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2012.11.009ISI: 000320696500004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84878675927OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-124959DiVA: diva2:638795
2nd International Symposium of Catalysis for Clean Energy and Sustainable Chemistry (CCESC), 2012, Alcobendas, Spain
QC 201308022013-08-022013-08-022015-02-13Bibliographically approved