A fuel processor was designed based on integrated oxidative steam reforming of methanol that can achieve efficient production of H2 with minimum CO (<30 ppm CO) in a single reactor for proton-exchange membrane fuel cell application. The methanol reforming reaction was performed over four different commercial Cu/Zn/Al catalysts at 180°-275°C. At a reaction temperature of ≥ 230°C, all catalysts showed similar activity. For a given catalyst, the activity increased with reaction temperature. When the reaction temperature reached 230°C, methanol conversion over the Sud Chemie catalysts exceeded 95%.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2003|
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