The effect of the reformer in an internal-reforming MCFC, looking at temperature distributions, methane conversion and gas compositions was modeled. In the reformer, the methane reforming and water-gas shift reactions occur simultaneously and the conversion of methane to hydrogen, calculated including the thermo-dynamic equilibrium of the reaction, reaches 99%. The endothermic reforming reaction contributes to a uniform temperature distribution. As the methane/water-gas molar ratio decreases at a fixed total flow rate, the working voltage decreases. This is an abstract of an original article originally published in J. of Power Sources 104(1) 140-147 (15 January 2002).
|Number of pages||8|
|Specialist publication||Fuel Cells Bulletin|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Jun|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Strategy and Management