P-Mo-127 Modeling Study of 5 kWe-Scale Autothermal Diesel Fuel Reformer

Monday, June 6, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Derek Creaser1, Xanthias Karatzas2, Björn Lundberg1, Lars J. Pettersson3 and Jazaer Dawody4, (1)Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, (2)Chemical Engineering and Technology, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, (3)Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Technology, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, (4)PowerCell Sweden AB, Gothenburg, Sweden
Experimental studies have reported on the design and performance of a 5 kWe-scale autothermal fuel reformer operating with diesel fuel.  Here we report on the development of a model describing the catalytic reactor performance that accounts for the overall reaction kinetics as well as heat and mass transport effects.

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