Thermally integrated micro-channel fuel processor

Chang Hwan Kim*, Andrew R. Tadd, Gap Yong Kim, Amit Dhingra, Hong Im, Jun Ni, Johannes Schwank, Levi T. Thompson

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Integration of highly active and selective autothermal reforming (ATR), water gas shift, and preferential oxidation catalysts into a thermally integrated, micro-channel reactor system capable of producing 1 kw of H2-rich gas for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell was studied. The catalysts were coated onto microporous Fe-Cr metal alloy foams and placed into microchannels within the thermally integrated reactor system. The ATR performance was stable over the 100 hr long-term stability test and the hydrogen efficiency for the system exceeded 70%. The catalysts and reactors for CO cleanup (water gas shift and preferential oxidation) were described. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA 11/12-17/2006).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 AIChE Annual Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 12 2006Nov 17 2006

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Other2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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