Steam reforming of methane over Pt/Rh based wire mesh catalyst in single channel reformer for small scale syngas production

Haftor Örn Sigurdsson, Søren Knudsen Kær

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The purpose of this study is to investigate a small scale steam methane reformer for syngas production for a micro combined heat and power (mCPH) unit under different operational conditions. The study presents an experimental analysis of the performance of a specially built single channel of a catalytic parallel plate type heat exchanger (CPHE) reformer stack, where coated Pt/Rh based wire mesh is used as a catalyst. Heat is supplied to the endothermic reaction with infrared electric heaters. All the experiments were performed under atmospheric pressure and at stable operating conditions. The following parameters are considered in the experiment: catalyst temperature, gas hourly space velocity (GHSV) and steam to carbon ratio (S/C). The catalyst was tested at temperatures between 600 and 900°C, S/C ratios between 2 and 5 and GHSV between 319 and 2201 1/h. The experimental results are used to evaluate the effect of flow maldistribution in a CPHE reformer stack on the CH4 conversion and H2 yield.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ECOS 2012 - the 25th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
Number of pages10
PublisherFirenze University Press
Publication dateJun 2012
Pages1-10
Chapter317
ISBN (Electronic)978-88-6655-322-9
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
EventECOS 2012: International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems - Perugia, Italy
Duration: 26 Jun 201229 Jun 2012

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ConferenceECOS 2012
CountryItaly
CityPerugia
Period26/06/201229/06/2012

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Sigurdsson, H. Ö., & Kær, S. K. (2012). Steam reforming of methane over Pt/Rh based wire mesh catalyst in single channel reformer for small scale syngas production. In Proceedings of ECOS 2012 - the 25th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (pp. 1-10). Firenze University Press.
Sigurdsson, Haftor Örn ; Kær, Søren Knudsen. / Steam reforming of methane over Pt/Rh based wire mesh catalyst in single channel reformer for small scale syngas production. Proceedings of ECOS 2012 - the 25th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems. Firenze University Press, 2012. pp. 1-10
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Steam reforming of methane over Pt/Rh based wire mesh catalyst in single channel reformer for small scale syngas production. / Sigurdsson, Haftor Örn; Kær, Søren Knudsen.

Proceedings of ECOS 2012 - the 25th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems. Firenze University Press, 2012. p. 1-10.

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