Producing hydrogen from jet-a fuel in a reactor with integrated autothermal reforming and water-gas shift

Shuyang Zhang, Xiaoxin Wang, Peiwen Li, Xinhai Xu

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Abstract

Jet fuel is used to produce hydrogen on board of vehicles through integrated reactions of autothermal reforming (ATR) and water-gas shift (WGS). One of the most attractive benefits of autothermal reforming of hydrocarbon fuels is the possibility of self-sustainability of the reaction if the process is carefully managed and designed. In this work, an integrated fuel processor, including a mixing zone, an ATR reactor, a WGS reactor and two recuperators was fabricated and the hydrogen production performance (using Jet fuel) was tested and studied. Analysis of the energy in reactions and heat transfer area in the heat recuperator was carried out in order to obtain some insights on the optimal design and operating conditions. The previous experimental results regarding the reformate compositions and fuel conversion efficiency were used to evaluate some of the parameters described in the energy analysis model. The predicted results show that the overall process heat was negative (exchanging heat larger than preheating heat) under most of the previous experimental conditions, indicating the potential of self-sustainability of reaction in the fuel processor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2017 15th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2017, collocated with the ASME 2017 Power Conference Joint with ICOPE 2017, the ASME 2017 11th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, and the ASME 2017 Nuclear Forum
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9780791840566
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
EventASME 2017 15th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2017, collocated with the ASME 2017 Power Conference Joint with ICOPE 2017, the ASME 2017 11th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, and the ASME 2017 Nuclear Forum - Charlotte, United States
Duration: Jun 26 2017Jun 30 2017

Publication series

NameASME 2017 15th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2017, collocated with the ASME 2017 Power Conference Joint with ICOPE 2017, the ASME 2017 11th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, and the ASME 2017 Nuclear Forum

Other

OtherASME 2017 15th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2017, collocated with the ASME 2017 Power Conference Joint with ICOPE 2017, the ASME 2017 11th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, and the ASME 2017 Nuclear Forum
CountryUnited States
CityCharlotte
Period6/26/176/30/17

Keywords

  • Autothermal reforming
  • Heat transfer
  • Hydrogen production
  • Water-gas shift

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology

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