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Title: Device for cooling and humidifying reformate

Abstract

Devices for cooling and humidifying a reformate stream from a reforming reactor as well as related methods, modules and systems includes a heat exchanger and a sprayer. The heat exchanger has an inlet, an outlet, and a conduit between the inlet and the outlet. The heat exchanger is adapted to allow a flow of a first fluid (e.g. water) inside the conduit and to establish a heat exchange relationship between the first fluid and a second fluid (e.g. reformate from a reforming reactor) flowing outside the conduit. The sprayer is coupled to the outlet of the heat exchanger for spraying the first fluid exiting the heat exchanger into the second fluid.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc., Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014540
Patent Number(s):
7354465
Application Number:
11/156,919
Assignee:
Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc. (Cambridge, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01J - CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS OR COLLOID CHEMISTRY
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F28 - HEAT EXCHANGE IN GENERAL F28F - DETAILS OF HEAT-EXCHANGE AND HEAT-TRANSFER APPARATUS, OF GENERAL APPLICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
FC02-99EE50580
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2005 Jun 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Zhao, Jian Lian, and Northrop, William F. Device for cooling and humidifying reformate. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Zhao, Jian Lian, & Northrop, William F. Device for cooling and humidifying reformate. United States.
Zhao, Jian Lian, and Northrop, William F. Tue . "Device for cooling and humidifying reformate". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014540.
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abstractNote = {Devices for cooling and humidifying a reformate stream from a reforming reactor as well as related methods, modules and systems includes a heat exchanger and a sprayer. The heat exchanger has an inlet, an outlet, and a conduit between the inlet and the outlet. The heat exchanger is adapted to allow a flow of a first fluid (e.g. water) inside the conduit and to establish a heat exchange relationship between the first fluid and a second fluid (e.g. reformate from a reforming reactor) flowing outside the conduit. The sprayer is coupled to the outlet of the heat exchanger for spraying the first fluid exiting the heat exchanger into the second fluid.},
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