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Fuel Processing: For Fuel Cells

Fuel Processing: For Fuel Cells

Gunther Kolb

ISBN: 978-3-527-31581-9

May 2008

434 pages

In Stock

$282.00

Description

Adopting a unique integrated engineering approach, this text covers all aspects of fuel processing: catalysts, reactors, chemical plant components and integrated system design. While providing an introduction to the subject, it also contains recent research developments, making this an invaluable handbook for chemical, power and process engineers, electrochemists, catalytic chemists, materials scientists and engineers in power technology.
INTRODUCTION AND OUTLINE
FUNDAMENTALS
Common Fossil Fuels
Basic Definitions, Calculations and Legislation
The Different Types of Fuel Cells and their Requirements to the Fuel Processor
THE CHEMISTRY OF FUEL PROCESSING
Steam Reforming
Partial Oxidation
Oxidative Steam Reforming or Autothermal Reforming
Catalytic Cracking of Hydrocarbons
Pre-Reforming of Higher Hydrocarbons
Homogeneous Plasma Reforming of Higher Hydrocarbons
Aqueous Reforming of Bio Fuels
Processing of Alternative Fuels
Desulphurization
Carbon Monoxide Clean-Up
Catalytic Combustion
Coke Formation of Metal Surfaces
CATALYST TECHNOLOGY FOR DISTRIBUTED FUEL PROCESSING APPLICATIONS
A Brief Introduction to Catalysts Technology and Evaluation
Reforming Catalysts
Catalysts for Hydrogen Generation from Alternative Fuels
Desulphurisation Catalysts /
Adsorbents
Carbon Monoxide Clean-Up Catalysts
Combustions Catalysts
FUEL PROCESSOR DESIGN CONCEPTS
Design of the Reforming Process
Design of the Carbon Monoxide Clean-Up Devices
Aspects of Catalytic Combustion
Design of the Overall Fuel Processor
Comparison to Conventional Energy Supply Systems
TYPES OF FUEL PROCESSING REACTORS
Fixed Bed Reactors
Monolithic Reactors
Plate Heat-Exchanger Reactors
APPLICATION OF FUEL PROCESSING REACTORS
Reforming Reactors
Water-Gas Shift Reactors
Catalytic Carbon Monoxide Fine Clean-Up
Membrane Separation Devices
Catalytic Burners
BALANCE-OF-PLANT COMPONENTS
Heat-Exchangers
Liquid Pumps
Blowers and Compressors
Feed Injection Systems
Insulation Materials
COMPLET FUEL PROCESSOR SYSTEMS
Methanol Fuel Processors
Ethanol Fuel Processors
Natural Gas Fuel Processors
Fuel Processors for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
Gasoline Fuel Processors
Diesel and Kerosine Fuel Processors
Multi Fuel Processors
Fuel Processors Based upon Alternative Fuels
INTRODUCTION OF FUEL PROCESSORS INTO THE MARKET PLACE -
COST AND PRODUCTION ISSUES
Factors Affecting the Costs of Fuel Processors
Production Techniques for Fuel Processors