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Title: Method for improving catalyst function in auto-thermal and partial oxidation reformer-based processors

The invention provides a method for reforming fuel, the method comprising contacting the fuel to an oxidation catalyst so as to partially oxidize the fuel and generate heat; warming incoming fuel with the heat while simultaneously warming a reforming catalyst with the heat; and reacting the partially oxidized fuel with steam using the reforming catalyst.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1151784
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL) CHO
Patent Number(s):
8,814,964
Application Number:
13/720,625
Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

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