Steam reforming, ATR, partial oxidation: catalysts and reaction engineering
Fuel Cell Technology and Applications
Hydrogen storage and hydrogen generation
Fuel processing from hydrocarbons to hydrogen
Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
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Handbook of Fuel Cells
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Rostrup-Nielsen, J. R. and Aasberg-Petersen, K. 2010. Steam reforming, ATR, partial oxidation: catalysts and reaction engineering. Handbook of Fuel Cells. .
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
This chapter presents steam reforming and partial oxidation as a means for converting a hydrocarbon feedstock into a hydrogen containing gas for fuel cells. The different reactor concepts, choice of catalyst and causes of deactivation are described together with reaction mechanisms. The advantages and disadvantages of the alternatives are discussed with emphasis on efficiency, operating conditions, type of fuel cell, and simplicity.
- steam reforming;
- autothermal reforming;
- partial oxidation;
- reaction engineering;
- fuel processing