How Fuel Composition Affects On-Board Reforming for Fuel Cell Vehicles

Paper #:
  • 2003-01-3272

Published:
  • 2003-10-27
Citation:
Kopasz, J., Miller, L., and Applegate, D., "How Fuel Composition Affects On-Board Reforming for Fuel Cell Vehicles," SAE Technical Paper 2003-01-3272, 2003, https://doi.org/10.4271/2003-01-3272.
Pages:
10
Abstract:
Different blends of gasoline range hydrocarbons were investigated to determine the effect of aromatic, naphthenic, and paraffinic content on performance in an autothermal reformer. In addition, we investigated the effects of detergent, antioxidant, and oxygenate additives. These tests indicate that composition effects are minimal at temperatures of 800°C and above, but at lower temperatures or at high gas hourly space velocities (GHSV approaching 100,000 h-1) composition can have a large effect on catalyst performance. Fuels high in aromatic and naphthenic components were more difficult to reform. In addition, additives, such as detergents and oxygenates were shown to decrease reformer performance at lower temperatures.
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