Accession Number : ADA313822

Title :   Hydrogen and Light Hydrocarbon Production from Logistic Fuels via Catalytic Cracking.

Descriptive Note : Final progress rept. 1 Sep 95-30 Apr 96,

Corporate Author : ASPEN SYSTEMS INC MARLBOROUGH MA

Personal Author(s) : Ryu, Jae ; Zhou, Alan ; Gobeille, Don

PDF Url : ADA313822

Report Date : 24 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : In the current diesel reforming technologies, three basic functions are involved to convert the diesel fuel to a purified hydrogen-rich gas stream: (1) conversion of the diesel fuel to H2, CO2, and CO; (2) shift conversion of CO through shift reaction with water to H2 and CO2; and (3) removal of sulfur-based contaminants. All the current diesel reforming processes have been designed to carry out these three basic functions in different processing conditions. As a result of intensive research efforts during the last two decades, a variety of diesel reforming processes have been developed. Numerous groups of engineers and organizations developed prototype diesel reformers for fuel cell applications. However, successful operation of fuel cells on diesel reformed gas stream has never been reported. p7

Descriptors :   *PRODUCTION, *HYDROGEN, *FUELS, *HYDROCARBONS, *LOGISTICS, *CATALYTIC CRACKING, DIESEL ENGINES, LIGHT, PURIFICATION, CARBON MONOXIDE, CARBON DIOXIDE, FUEL CELLS, DIESEL FUELS, GAS FLOW.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Fuels
      Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE