Partial oxidation fuel reforming for automotive power systems.

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For widespread use of fuel cells to power automobiles in the near future, it is necessary to convert gasoline or other transportation fuels to hydrogen on-board the vehicle. Partial oxidation reforming is particularly suited to this application as it eliminates the need for heat exchange at high temperatures. Such reformers offer rapid start and good dynamic performance. Lowering the temperature of the partial oxidation process, which requires the development of a suitable catalyst, can increase the reforming efficiency. Catalytic partial oxidation (or autothermal) reformers and non-catalytic partial oxidation reformers developed by various organizations are presently undergoing testing and demonstration. This ... continued below

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Ahmed, S.; Chalk, S.; Krumpelt, M.; Kumar, R. & Milliken, J. September 7, 1999.

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For widespread use of fuel cells to power automobiles in the near future, it is necessary to convert gasoline or other transportation fuels to hydrogen on-board the vehicle. Partial oxidation reforming is particularly suited to this application as it eliminates the need for heat exchange at high temperatures. Such reformers offer rapid start and good dynamic performance. Lowering the temperature of the partial oxidation process, which requires the development of a suitable catalyst, can increase the reforming efficiency. Catalytic partial oxidation (or autothermal) reformers and non-catalytic partial oxidation reformers developed by various organizations are presently undergoing testing and demonstration. This paper summarizes the process chemistries as well as recent test data from several different reformers operating on gasoline, methanol, and other fuels.

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  • 3rd International Fuel Cell Conference, Nagoya (JP), 11/30/1999--12/03/1999

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  • Report No.: ANL/CMT/CP-98964
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 11793
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Ahmed, S.; Chalk, S.; Krumpelt, M.; Kumar, R. & Milliken, J. Partial oxidation fuel reforming for automotive power systems., article, September 7, 1999; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622677/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.