Development of liquid fuel reformer using low energy pulse (LEP) discharge at room temperature

Yasushi Sekine, Masahiko Matsukata, Eiichi Kikuchi, Shigeru Kado

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    Abstract

    Steam reforming of ethanol was studied at room temperature and 1 atm using LEP discharge. H2 and other compounds (CO, CH4, CO2, C2H4, and C2H6) were produced, and the formation rates were increased in proportion to the increase of the gap distance and input power. Compared to the former conventional reformer, the results were equivalent to the rates of gas phase reactor. At the decomposition reaction of ethanol 100%, small amount of carbon deposition were gradually formed, and it caused destabilization to stop the discharge. The discharge could not be kept stable for a long time. On the other hand, when the reaction was handled in the case of steam reforming (ethanol concentration 0-100), the discharge could be stabilized for a long time and could be continued in steam reforming without stopping the reaction. Larger ethanol concentration produced more H2 and higher ethanol concentration field, C2 selectivity was rather high (∼ 30%), compared to that of lower ethanol concentration field. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting (Austin, TX 11/7-12/2004).

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    Event2004 AIChE Annual Meeting - Austin, TX
    Duration: 2004 Nov 72004 Nov 12

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    Other2004 AIChE Annual Meeting
    CityAustin, TX
    Period04/11/704/11/12

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    Liquid fuels
    Ethanol
    Steam reforming
    Temperature
    Carbon
    Gases
    Decomposition

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemical Engineering(all)
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Energy(all)

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    Sekine, Y., Matsukata, M., Kikuchi, E., & Kado, S. (2004). Development of liquid fuel reformer using low energy pulse (LEP) discharge at room temperature. In AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings

    Development of liquid fuel reformer using low energy pulse (LEP) discharge at room temperature. / Sekine, Yasushi; Matsukata, Masahiko; Kikuchi, Eiichi; Kado, Shigeru.

    AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings. 2004.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Sekine, Y, Matsukata, M, Kikuchi, E & Kado, S 2004, Development of liquid fuel reformer using low energy pulse (LEP) discharge at room temperature. in AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings. 2004 AIChE Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 04/11/7.
    Sekine, Yasushi ; Matsukata, Masahiko ; Kikuchi, Eiichi ; Kado, Shigeru. / Development of liquid fuel reformer using low energy pulse (LEP) discharge at room temperature. AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings. 2004.
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