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Direct steam reforming of diesel and diesel–biodiesel blends for distributed hydrogen generation

Martin, Stefan and Kraaij, Gerard and Ascher, Torsten and Baltzopoulou, Penelope and Karagiannakis, George and Wails, David and Wörner, Antje (2015) Direct steam reforming of diesel and diesel–biodiesel blends for distributed hydrogen generation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40, pp. 75-84. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.10.062. ISSN 0360-3199.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.10.062


Distributed hydrogen generation from liquid fuels has attracted increasing attention in the past years. Petroleum-derived fuels with already existing infrastructure benefit from high volumetric and gravimetric energy densities, making them an interesting option for cost competitive decentralized hydrogen production. In the present study, direct steam reforming of diesel and diesel blends (7 vol.% biodiesel) is investigated at various operating conditions using a proprietary precious metal catalyst. The experimental results show a detrimental effect of low catalyst inlet temperatures and high feed mass flow rates on catalyst activity. Moreover, tests with a desulfurized dieselebiodiesel blend indicate improved long term performance of the precious metal catalyst. By using deeply desulfurized diesel (1.6 ppmw sulfur), applying a high catalyst inlet temperature (>800 °C), a high steam-to-carbon ratio (S/C = 5) and a low feed mass flow per open area of catalyst (11 g/h cm2), a stable product gas composition close to chemical equilibrium was achieved over 100 h on stream. Catalyst deactivation was not observed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/92887/
Document Type:Article
Title:Direct steam reforming of diesel and diesel–biodiesel blends for distributed hydrogen generation
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Martin, Stefanstefan.martin (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kraaij, Gerardgerard.kraaij (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ascher, Torstentorsten.ascher (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Baltzopoulou, Penelopepbaltzop (at) cperi.certh.grUNSPECIFIED
Karagiannakis, Georgegkarag (at) cperi.certh.grUNSPECIFIED
Wails, Davidwailsd (at) matthey.comUNSPECIFIED
Wörner, Antjeantje.woerner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2015
Journal or Publication Title:International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.10.062
Page Range:pp. 75-84
Keywords:Wasserstoff, Diesel, Biodiesel, Dampfreformierung
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Efficient Energy Conversion and Use (old)
HGF - Program Themes:Energy-efficient Processes (old)
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E EV - Energy process technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Thermochemical Processes (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics > Thermal Process Technology
Deposited By: Martin, Stefan
Deposited On:08 Dec 2014 11:53
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:49

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