Research trends: Development of 10 kWe PROX system for FCVs

S. H. Lee, J. Han, K. Y. Lee

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Abstract

A preferential oxidation reactor for a 10 kWe automotive PEM fuel cell system was developed. The reactor was designed as a dual-stage, multi-tube system. The performance was evaluated by feeding simulated gasoline reformate containing 1.2 wt % CO. The CO concentration of the treated performance was < 20 ppm at steady state and < 30 ppm at 65% load change. Hydrogen loss in the steady state was ∼1.5%, and the pressure drop across the reactor was 4 psi (0.3 bar). At startup the system takes 3 min to reduce the CO concentration to < 20 ppm, although several controllable factors could shorten this. This is an abstract of an article originally published in J. of Power sources 109(2) 394-402 (1 July 2002).

Original languageEnglish
JournalFuel Cells Bulletin
Volume2002
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology

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