CFD Approach to Analyze Transport Phenomena Coupled Chemical Reactions Relevant for Methane Reformers

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Abstract

Various transport phenomena in conjunction with chemical reactions are strongly
affected by reformer configurations and properties of involved porous catalyst layers. The
considered composite duct is relevant for a methane steam reformer and consists of a porous
layer for the catalytic chemical reactions, the fuel gas flow duct and solid plate. In this paper,
a fully three-dimensional calculation method is developed to simulate and analyze reforming
reactions of methane, with purpose to reveal the importance of design and operating
parameters. The reformer conditions such as mass balances associated with the reforming
reactions and gas permeation to/from the porous catalyst reforming layer are applied in the
analysis. The results show that the characteristic parameters have significant effects on the
transport phenomena and overall reforming reaction performance.

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  • Energy Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifth Internation Conference Hydrogen Economy and Hydrogen Treatment of Materials
EditorsV.A. Goltsov
PublisherDonetsk State Technical University, Ukraine
Pages176-183
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventThe Fifty International Conference on Hydrogen Economy and Hydrogen Treatment of Materials - Donetsk, Ukraine
Duration: 2007 May 212007 May 25

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Volume1

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ConferenceThe Fifty International Conference on Hydrogen Economy and Hydrogen Treatment of Materials
CountryUkraine
CityDonetsk
Period2007/05/212007/05/25