(617dt) The Characteristics of Diesel Steam Reforming at Pressurized Environment for the Operation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
In particular, CH4 in reformate gas can be used to control temperature in SOFC by internal reforming. Endothermic CH4 internal reforming can keep the heat balance with the exothermic electrical reaction generated from SOFC. Consequently, the moderate CH4 amounts are necessary in SOFC. The amount of CH4 production can be increased in accordance with the pressure increase in reforming reactor based on Le Chatelierâ??s principle.
Â In this paper, SR of commercial diesel at pressurized environment for the operation of SOFC was investigated through experiment on various conditions. The characteristics of pressurized SR were identified as the CH4 production increase and catalytic reaction improvement. The amount of CH4 was augmented with pressure increase in reactor. Also, catalytic activity and stability was improved with kinetic increase as pressurizing reactor.