Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of 25kW Plate Type Methane-steam Reformer

25kW급 평판형 메탄-수증기 개질기 열유동 전산해석

  • 신동훈 (국민대학교 기계자동차공학부) ;
  • 서혜경 (한전전력연구원 신재생에너지그룹) ;
  • 임희천 (한전전력연구원 신재생에너지그룹) ;
  • 이상득 (한국과학기술연구원 환경공정연구부)
  • Published : 2006.06.22


The Plate reformer consisting of combustion chamber and reforming chamber for 25 kW MCFC stack has been operated and computational fluid dynamics was applied to estimate reactions and thermal fluid behavior in the reformer. The methane air 2-stage reaction was assumed in the combustion chamber, and three step steam reforming reactions were included in the calculation. Flow uniformity, reaction rate and species distribution, and temperature distribution were analyzed. In particular, temperature distribution was compared with the measurements to show good agreement in the combustion chamber, however, inappropriate agreement in the reformer chamber