The purpose of the present work is to establish the design method of methanol steam-reformer for application to chemical recuperation in a gas turbine system. The reaction rate of the methanol steam-reforming was measured with a small amount of catalyst using the gaseous mixture of methanol, water, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide as a simulated product gas. The reaction rate equation could be expressed by power law of methanol mole fraction and total pressure. The reaction and heat transfer in the catalyst-packed bed was analyzed numerically using the reaction rate equation. The analytical results of temperature distribution and conversion were compared with the experimental results using a reforming tube. These results agreed well except for the region of high methanol conversion.
Development of Methanol Steam Reformer for Chemical Recuperation
Contributed by the Power Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Manuscript received by the Power Division, July 2000; final revision received by the ASME Headquarters January 11, 2000. Editor: D. Lou.
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Nakagaki, T., Ogawa , T., Murata , K., and Nakata, Y. (January 11, 2000). "Development of Methanol Steam Reformer for Chemical Recuperation ." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. October 2001; 123(4): 727–733. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1359238
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