Hydrogen on Demand (high-pressure liquid reforming reactor)
This approach also reduces fuel delivery costs. More hydrogen is delivered on a per-volume basis when transporting hydrogen-rich liquids than is delivered when transporting compressed or liquefied hydrogen in its pure form. This translates to fewer delivery trucks required each week at a given fueling station.
- Nominal feed rate: 0–3.5 gallons per hour of liquid feedstock
- Nominal temperature: 0°–1200°F (0°–650°C)
- Pressure: 0–12,000 psig
- 0.75-in. i.d.
- 12 ft tall
FeedstocksMethanol, ethanol, glycerol, and SPK (synthetic paraffinic kerosene) have been demonstrated.
UsesThis system can be used as a test bed for the investigation of novel catalytic reactions, carbon dioxide removal technologies, gas purification technologies, supercritical water reactions, and/or the investigation of opportunity feedstocks with respect to their use as starting material for the production of high-value products. It can be reconfigured to fit individual client needs. Steel walls, remote operator control, gas leak detection, and other safety protocols are already in place for safely developing new technologies.
- 1. Catalytic reactor
- 2. High-pressure water condensate vessel
- 3. Continuous high-pressure carbon dioxide removal vessel
- 4. Final gas separation unit
- 5. Commercial hydrogen dispenser
Data CollectionA data acquisition/control system is used to monitor and record all critical temperatures, pressures, and flow rates and to remotely control the system. Online laser gas analyzers and continuous emission monitors are used to collect gas composition data. Gas samples may also be taken for further laboratory analysis.
- Built in 2010