Development of liquid fuel reformer using Low Energy Pulse (LEP) discharge at room temperature

Yasushi Sekine, Masahiko Matsukata, Eiichi Kikuchi, Shigeru Kado

    研究成果: Conference contribution

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    We studied steam reforming of ethanol at room temperature and atmospheric pressure using low energy pulse (LEP) discharge. In this study, we employed characteristic novel reformer, one electrode was made of carbon fibers (o.d. 7. 0 μm) bundle. So fuel was supplied to discharge region by capillary action of the fibers and reformed directly by LEP plasma without any pump or heater. When using this reformer, at first, the fuel was evaporated by heat emission from electrode, and then the vaporized reactants were reacted. Produced gaseous compounds were collected from upper part of the reactor, and analyzed by gas chromatography. H2 and other compounds: CO, CH4, CO 2, C2H4, and C2H6 were produced, and the formation rates were increased in proportion to the increase of the gap distance and input power. And compared to the former conventional reformer, the results were equivalent to the rates of gas phase reactor. The effects of ethanol concentration and of energy efficiency were studied, and the energy efficiency (LHV based) has reached 89.3 % at the ethanol concentration of 50 %, the discharge gap of 3.0 mm.

    元の言語English
    ホスト出版物のタイトルAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
    ページ9327-9334
    ページ数8
    出版物ステータスPublished - 2004
    イベント2004 AIChE Annual Meeting - Austin, TX
    継続期間: 2004 11 72004 11 12

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    Other2004 AIChE Annual Meeting
    Austin, TX
    期間04/11/704/11/12

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    Liquid fuels
    Ethanol
    Energy efficiency
    Electrodes
    Steam reforming
    Gas chromatography
    Temperature
    Atmospheric pressure
    Carbon fibers
    Pumps
    Plasmas
    Fibers
    Gases

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    • Engineering(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. : AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings (pp. 9327-9334)

    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. p. 9327-9334.

    研究成果: Conference contribution

    Sekine, Y, Matsukata, M, Kikuchi, E & Kado, S 2004, Development of liquid fuel reformer using Low Energy Pulse (LEP) discharge at room temperature. : AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings. pp. 9327-9334, 2004 AIChE Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 04/11/7.
    Sekine Y, Matsukata M, Kikuchi E, Kado S. Development of liquid fuel reformer using Low Energy Pulse (LEP) discharge at room temperature. : AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings. 2004. p. 9327-9334
    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. pp. 9327-9334
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