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Title: Steam reformer with catalytic combustor

Abstract

A steam reformer is disclosed having an annular steam reforming catalyst bed formed by concentric cylinders and having a catalytic combustor located at the center of the innermost cylinder. Fuel is fed into the interior of the catalytic combustor and air is directed at the top of the combustor, creating a catalytic reaction which provides sufficient heat so as to maintain the catalytic reaction in the steam reforming catalyst bed. Alternatively, air is fed into the interior of the catalytic combustor and a fuel mixture is directed at the top. The catalytic combustor provides enhanced radiant and convective heat transfer to the reformer catalyst bed.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. La Crescenta, CA
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
867306
Patent Number(s):
4909808
Application Number:
07/108,341
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Administrator of (Washington, DC)
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
steam; reformer; catalytic; combustor; disclosed; annular; reforming; catalyst; bed; formed; concentric; cylinders; located; center; innermost; cylinder; fuel; fed; interior; air; directed; top; creating; reaction; provides; sufficient; heat; maintain; alternatively; mixture; enhanced; radiant; convective; transfer; catalytic combustor; convective heat; provides sufficient; reforming catalyst; heat transfer; steam reforming; catalytic reaction; fuel mixture; catalyst bed; provides enhanced; sufficient heat; annular steam; combustor provides; steam reformer; concentric cylinder; concentric cylinders; /48/422/

Citation Formats

Voecks, Gerald E. Steam reformer with catalytic combustor. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Voecks, Gerald E. Steam reformer with catalytic combustor. United States.
Voecks, Gerald E. Tue . "Steam reformer with catalytic combustor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867306.
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title = {Steam reformer with catalytic combustor},
author = {Voecks, Gerald E},
abstractNote = {A steam reformer is disclosed having an annular steam reforming catalyst bed formed by concentric cylinders and having a catalytic combustor located at the center of the innermost cylinder. Fuel is fed into the interior of the catalytic combustor and air is directed at the top of the combustor, creating a catalytic reaction which provides sufficient heat so as to maintain the catalytic reaction in the steam reforming catalyst bed. Alternatively, air is fed into the interior of the catalytic combustor and a fuel mixture is directed at the top. The catalytic combustor provides enhanced radiant and convective heat transfer to the reformer catalyst bed.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {3}
}

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