(322e) Micro-Channel Fuel Processor for Portable Fuel Cells Conference: AIChE Annual MeetingYear: 2005Proceeding: 2005 AIChE Annual MeetingGroup: Fuel Cells TechnologySession: Fuel Processing Session I: Modeling and System Integration Time: Wednesday, November 2, 2005 - 9:20am-9:40am Authors: Kim, C. H., University of Michigan Tadd, A. R., University of Michigan Srinivas, S., University of Michigan Kim, G., University of Michigan Gulari, E., University of Michigan Ni, J., University of Michigan Schwank, J., University of Michigan There is considerable interest in the development of micro-scaled fuel processors to generate H2 for portable fuel cells [1, 2]. The volume and mass of these processors has been limited by the performance of the catalysts. The goals of work described in this paper were to develop highly active and selective autothermal reforming, water gas shift and preferential oxidation catalysts, and deploy these materials in thermally integrated, micro-channel reactors capable of producing 100-200 W of H2-rich gas for a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell. The catalysts were coated onto microporous Fe-Cr metal alloy foams then placed into channels within the micro-reactors. The micro-reactor is illustrated in Figure 1, and the performance of the full fuel processor is illustrated in Figure 2. The H2-rich product gas contained less than 100 ppm CO. The hydrogen efficiency of the system exceeded 70%. These and other details will be described in the paper.  L. R. Arana, S. B. Schaevitz, A. J. Franz, M. A. Schmidt and K. F. Jensen, J Microelectromech S 12 (2003) 600.  D. R. Palo, J. D. Holladay, R. T. Rozmiarek, C. E. Guzman-Leong, Y. Wang, J. L. Hu, Y. H. Chin, R. A. Dagle and E. G. Baker, J Power Sources 108 (2002) 28.