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Title: Integrated hydrocarbon reforming system and controls

Abstract

A hydrocarbon reformer system including a first reactor configured to generate hydrogen-rich reformate by carrying out at least one of a non-catalytic thermal partial oxidation, a catalytic partial oxidation, a steam reforming, and any combinations thereof, a second reactor in fluid communication with the first reactor to receive the hydrogen-rich reformate, and having a catalyst for promoting a water gas shift reaction in the hydrogen-rich reformate, and a heat exchanger having a first mass of two-phase water therein and configured to exchange heat between the two-phase water and the hydrogen-rich reformate in the second reactor, the heat exchanger being in fluid communication with the first reactor so as to supply steam to the first reactor as a reactant is disclosed. The disclosed reformer includes an auxiliary reactor configured to generate heated water/steam and being in fluid communication with the heat exchanger of the second reactor to supply the heated water/steam to the heat exchanger.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc., Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174556
Patent Number(s):
6,641,625
Application Number:
09/563,677
Assignee:
Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc. (Cambridge, MA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
FC02-97EE50472
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Clawson, Lawrence G., Dorson, Matthew H., Mitchell, William L., Nowicki, Brian J., Thijssen, Johannes, Davis, Robert, Papile, Christopher, Rumsey, Jennifer W., Longo, Nathan, Cross, III, James C., Rizzo, Vincent, Kleeburg, Gunther, Rindone, Michael, Block, Stephen G., Sun, Maria, Morriseau, Brian D., Hagan, Mark R., and Bowers, Brian. Integrated hydrocarbon reforming system and controls. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Clawson, Lawrence G., Dorson, Matthew H., Mitchell, William L., Nowicki, Brian J., Thijssen, Johannes, Davis, Robert, Papile, Christopher, Rumsey, Jennifer W., Longo, Nathan, Cross, III, James C., Rizzo, Vincent, Kleeburg, Gunther, Rindone, Michael, Block, Stephen G., Sun, Maria, Morriseau, Brian D., Hagan, Mark R., & Bowers, Brian. Integrated hydrocarbon reforming system and controls. United States.
Clawson, Lawrence G., Dorson, Matthew H., Mitchell, William L., Nowicki, Brian J., Thijssen, Johannes, Davis, Robert, Papile, Christopher, Rumsey, Jennifer W., Longo, Nathan, Cross, III, James C., Rizzo, Vincent, Kleeburg, Gunther, Rindone, Michael, Block, Stephen G., Sun, Maria, Morriseau, Brian D., Hagan, Mark R., and Bowers, Brian. Tue . "Integrated hydrocarbon reforming system and controls". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174556.
@article{osti_1174556,
title = {Integrated hydrocarbon reforming system and controls},
author = {Clawson, Lawrence G. and Dorson, Matthew H. and Mitchell, William L. and Nowicki, Brian J. and Thijssen, Johannes and Davis, Robert and Papile, Christopher and Rumsey, Jennifer W. and Longo, Nathan and Cross, III, James C. and Rizzo, Vincent and Kleeburg, Gunther and Rindone, Michael and Block, Stephen G. and Sun, Maria and Morriseau, Brian D. and Hagan, Mark R. and Bowers, Brian},
abstractNote = {A hydrocarbon reformer system including a first reactor configured to generate hydrogen-rich reformate by carrying out at least one of a non-catalytic thermal partial oxidation, a catalytic partial oxidation, a steam reforming, and any combinations thereof, a second reactor in fluid communication with the first reactor to receive the hydrogen-rich reformate, and having a catalyst for promoting a water gas shift reaction in the hydrogen-rich reformate, and a heat exchanger having a first mass of two-phase water therein and configured to exchange heat between the two-phase water and the hydrogen-rich reformate in the second reactor, the heat exchanger being in fluid communication with the first reactor so as to supply steam to the first reactor as a reactant is disclosed. The disclosed reformer includes an auxiliary reactor configured to generate heated water/steam and being in fluid communication with the heat exchanger of the second reactor to supply the heated water/steam to the heat exchanger.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {11}
}

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