The solar reforming of methane with is investigated using a direct irradiated absorber subjected to solar flux levels in the range 180-250 kWm−2. This solar thermochemical process can upgrade the calorific value of the methane feed by 17% to produce hydrogen via the water-gas shift reaction. The volumetric receiver-reactor is best suited for this application because of its compactness and low thermal capacity. The new type of catalytically-activated “metallic foam” absorber–an Ni-Cr-Al-foam absorber applied with –was found to have a superior thermal performance at relatively low solar fluxes when compared to conventional ceramic foam absorbers.
Solar Methane Reforming Using a New Type of Catalytically-Activated Metallic Foam Absorber
Contributed by the Solar Energy Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF SOLAR ENERGY ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the ASME Solar Energy Division December 2003; final revision, December 2003.
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Kodama, T., Kiyama , A., Moriyama, T., and Mizuno, O. (May 4, 2004). "Solar Methane Reforming Using a New Type of Catalytically-Activated Metallic Foam Absorber ." ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. May 2004; 126(2): 808–811. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1688382
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