Numerical Investigation on Combustion, Heat Transfer and Reforming Reaction for Methane Steam Reformer

메탄 수증기 개질반응기에서 연소, 열전달 및 개질반응 특성 연구

  • 서용석 (한국에너지기술연구원, 수소 연료전지 연구부) ;
  • 서동주 (한국에너지기술연구원, 수소 연료전지 연구부) ;
  • 서유택 (한국에너지기술연구원, 수소 연료전지 연구부) ;
  • 윤왕래 (한국에너지기술연구원, 수소 연료전지 연구부)
  • Published : 2005.10.06


The aim of this study is to numerically investigate a compact reformer system currently under development and to design a better reforming system with more efficient heat transfer and reforming reactions. Numerical models were established separately for both the combustion part and the reforming reaction part. A comparison between the calculation results and experimental data showed that the concentration of the reformate at the exit of the reforming system was in good agreement with the measured data, but for the temperature at the exit little difference between them was found. After checking the validity of the numerical models, the heat transfer between the combustion gas and reforming catalysts was estimated and the behavior of the catalyst bed was investigated as a function of the operation parameters.