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Title: Liquid fuel reformer development.

At Argonne National Laboratory we are developing a process to convert hydrocarbon fuels to a clean hydrogen feed for a fuel cell. The process incorporates a partial oxidation/steam reforming catalyst that can process hydrocarbon feeds at lower temperatures than existing commercial catalysts. We have tested the catalyst with three diesel-type fuels: hexadecane, low-sulfur diesel fuel, and a regular diesel fuel. We achieved complete conversion of the feed to products. Hexadecane yielded products containing 60% hydrogen on a dry, nitrogen-free basis at 800 C. For the two diesel fuels, higher temperatures, >850 C, were required to approach similar levels of hydrogen in the product stream. At 800 C, hydrogen yield of the low sulfur diesel was 32%, while that of the regular diesel was 52%. Residual products in both cases included CO, CO{sub 2}, ethane, ethylene, and methane.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
11914
Report Number(s):
ANL/CMT/CP-99684
TRN: AH200119%%211
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1999 Hydrogen Program Technical Peer Review, Lakewood, CO (US), 05/04/1999--05/06/1999; Other Information: PBD: 30 Jul 1999
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; ANL; CATALYSTS; DIESEL FUELS; FUEL CELLS; HEXADECANE; HYDROCARBONS; HYDROGEN; LIQUID FUELS; SULFUR