Study on hydrocarbon reforming using microchannel catalysts

마이크로 채널을 이용한 탄화수소 연료개질에 관한 연구

  • 배규종 (한국과학기술원 기계공학과) ;
  • 박준근 (한국과학기술원 기계공학과) ;
  • 배중면 (한국과학기술원 기계공학과)
  • Published : 2007.06.21


Currently, many structured catalysts using microchannel are researched to apply to fuel reforming. In this paper, ceramic monolith and metal mesh as structured catalysts are investigated for catalytic autothermal reforming. When GHSV increases, each structured catalyst has better performances(hydrogen production, fuel conversion) than packed bed catalyst for autothermal reforming. The major causes seem to be the elevated heat and mass transfer, gas phase reaction and redistribution of packed bed due to high pressure drop.