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A cost effective steam reformer for a distributed hydrogen infrastructure

Hulteberg, Christian LU ; Burford, H.; Duraiswamy, K.; Porter, B. and Woods, R. (2008) In International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 33(4). p.1266-1274
Abstract
In this paper the design and demonstration of a 7 nm(3) h(-1) integrated steam reforming based hydrogen production unit using a Fischer-Tropsch diesel is reported. The system design is discussed in detail, including the fuel processor itself as well as the hydrogen purification and results from stand-alone operation of the combined unit operations is reported. Further, the results of an integration of the fuel processor and a system consisting of 4kWe fuel cells, 30kWe photovoltaic installation and hydrogen storage are described. Finally, a discussion on the advantages of a hydrogen based integrated system versus a load-following system is pointed out. The operation of the fuel-processing unit showed a lower heating value based system... (More)
In this paper the design and demonstration of a 7 nm(3) h(-1) integrated steam reforming based hydrogen production unit using a Fischer-Tropsch diesel is reported. The system design is discussed in detail, including the fuel processor itself as well as the hydrogen purification and results from stand-alone operation of the combined unit operations is reported. Further, the results of an integration of the fuel processor and a system consisting of 4kWe fuel cells, 30kWe photovoltaic installation and hydrogen storage are described. Finally, a discussion on the advantages of a hydrogen based integrated system versus a load-following system is pointed out. The operation of the fuel-processing unit showed a lower heating value based system efficiency of about 58%, including parasitic power consumption, with hydrogen produced containing less than 1 ppm CO. Fuel conversion was about 90%, and the parasitic power consumption was low enough to be considered acceptable. When integrated with the fuel cells the operation indicates that the hydrogen quality is good enough for long-term operation. (C) 2008 international Association. for Hydrogen Energy. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (Less)
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hybridization, fuel, cell, system integration, steam reforming, hydrogen production, diesel
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International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
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1266 - 1274
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10.1016/j.ijhydene.2007.12.054
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  abstract     = {In this paper the design and demonstration of a 7 nm(3) h(-1) integrated steam reforming based hydrogen production unit using a Fischer-Tropsch diesel is reported. The system design is discussed in detail, including the fuel processor itself as well as the hydrogen purification and results from stand-alone operation of the combined unit operations is reported. Further, the results of an integration of the fuel processor and a system consisting of 4kWe fuel cells, 30kWe photovoltaic installation and hydrogen storage are described. Finally, a discussion on the advantages of a hydrogen based integrated system versus a load-following system is pointed out. The operation of the fuel-processing unit showed a lower heating value based system efficiency of about 58%, including parasitic power consumption, with hydrogen produced containing less than 1 ppm CO. Fuel conversion was about 90%, and the parasitic power consumption was low enough to be considered acceptable. When integrated with the fuel cells the operation indicates that the hydrogen quality is good enough for long-term operation. (C) 2008 international Association. for Hydrogen Energy. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Hulteberg, Christian and Burford, H. and Duraiswamy, K. and Porter, B. and Woods, R.},
  issn         = {1879-3487},
  keyword      = {hybridization,fuel,cell,system integration,steam reforming,hydrogen production,diesel},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {1266--1274},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {International Journal of Hydrogen Energy},
  title        = {A cost effective steam reformer for a distributed hydrogen infrastructure},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2007.12.054},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {2008},
}