A micro fuel reformer integrated with a combustor and a microchannel evaporator

Kazushi Yoshida, Shuji Tanaka, Hisashi Hiraki, Masayoshi Esashi

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of a micro fuel reformer integrated with a combustor and an evaporator. Fuel reforming tests were performed by using a mixture of methanol and water as reforming fuel and hydrogen as combustion fuel. It was found that the design of the microchannel evaporator is critical to obtain larger hydrogen output. Hydrogen output and CO concentration were investigated by varying the input combustion power at different fuel feeding rates. 32.9 sccm of hydrogen, which is equivalent to 5.9 W in lower heating value, was produced, when input combustion power was 11 W.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberS04
Pages (from-to)S191-S197
JournalJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Volume16
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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