Development of the integrated hydrogen production system using micro-structured devices

Y. C. Byun, Y. Kwon, J. Choe, Kwang Ho Song

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Abstract

An integrated fuel processor, which produces hydrogen for fuel cell from aqueous methanol solution, has been developed by employing wall-coated microchannel catalytic reactors for steam reforming and preferential oxidation reaction. The developed fuel processor can produce the amount of hydrogen equivalent to a few hundred watts of electricity, when supplied to a fuel cell. We fabricated methanol fuel processor consists of a catalytic combustor, heat exchangers, evaporators, a reformer, and a PrOx(preferential oxidation) reactor. CuO/ZnO/Al2O3 catalyst was used for reforming and Pt/Al2O3 catalyst was used for both preferential oxidation and catalytic combustion. Besides the reformer and the PrOx reactor, the whole system also required three micro-structured evaporators. The main evaporator for the reformer feed vaporization was integrated with the catalytic combustor, and the heat recuperated from combustor vent gas is used to vaporize the methanol feed for two additional evaporators. The integrated system was operated consistently with methanol conversion of over 99.0 mol% at 300 °C, and the carbon monoxide concentration under 20 ppm in the final product flow.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings
Pages2733-2737
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul 29
Event2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 2005 Apr 102005 Apr 14

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Other2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period05/4/1005/4/14

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Evaporators
Hydrogen production
Combustors
Oxidation
Methanol
Fuel cells
Methanol fuels
Hydrogen
Catalysts
Vents
Steam reforming
Reforming reactions
Microchannels
Vaporization
Carbon monoxide
Heat exchangers
Electricity
Gases

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Byun, Y. C., Kwon, Y., Choe, J., & Song, K. H. (2005). Development of the integrated hydrogen production system using micro-structured devices. In 2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings (pp. 2733-2737)

Development of the integrated hydrogen production system using micro-structured devices. / Byun, Y. C.; Kwon, Y.; Choe, J.; Song, Kwang Ho.

2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings. 2005. p. 2733-2737.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Byun, YC, Kwon, Y, Choe, J & Song, KH 2005, Development of the integrated hydrogen production system using micro-structured devices. in 2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings. pp. 2733-2737, 2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, United States, 05/4/10.
Byun YC, Kwon Y, Choe J, Song KH. Development of the integrated hydrogen production system using micro-structured devices. In 2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings. 2005. p. 2733-2737
Byun, Y. C. ; Kwon, Y. ; Choe, J. ; Song, Kwang Ho. / Development of the integrated hydrogen production system using micro-structured devices. 2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings. 2005. pp. 2733-2737
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