Atomization Effects of Diesel on Autothermal Reforming Reaction

디젤연료의 미립화에 따른 자열개질 반응특성에 관한 연구

  • 배중면 (한국과학기술원 기계공학과) ;
  • 윤상호 (한국과학기술원 기계공학과) ;
  • 강인용 (한국과학기술원 기계공학과)
  • Published : 2006.12.31


Diesel autothermal reforming (ATR) is a chemical process to produce hydrogen for fuel cell applications. Several previous studies were carried out to identify technical issues in diesel reforming. It is hard to vaporize diesel due to its high boiling points. Liquid droplets of diesel result in inhomogeneous fuel mixing with other reactants such as $O_2\;and\;H_2O$, which leads to reduce the reforming efficiency and make undesired coke in reactor. To solve the fuel delivery issue, we applied an ultrasonic device as a fuel injection system. Ultrasonic injector (UI) remarkably enhanced the reforming efficiency. This paper will present the reforming results using UI. And we will discuss about atomization effects of diesel on autothermal reforming reaction.