Process Intensification in Fuel Cell CHP Systems, the ReforCELL Project
AbstractThis paper reports the findings of a FP7/FCH JU project (ReforCELL) that developed materials (catalysts and membranes) and an advance autothermal membrane reformer for a micro Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system of 5 kWel based on a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC). In this project, an active, stable and selective catalyst was developed for the reactions of interest and its production was scaled up to kg scale (TRL5 (TRL: Technology Readiness Level)). Simultaneously, new membranes for gas separation were developed. In particular, dense supported thin palladium-based membranes were developed for hydrogen separation from reactive mixtures. These membranes were successfully scaled up to TRL4 and used in lab-scale reactors for fluidized bed steam methane reforming (SMR) and autothermal reforming (ATR) and in a prototype reactor for ATR. Suitable sealing techniques able to integrate the different membranes in lab-scale and prototype reactors were also developed. The project also addressed the design and optimization of the subcomponents (BoP) for the integration of the membrane reformer to the fuel cell system. View Full-Text
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Viviente, J.L.; Escribano, S.; Manzolini, G.; Stange, M.; Tregambe, C.; Roses, L.; Koekkoek, A.J.J.; Guignard, C.; Dauriat, A.; Gallucci, F. Process Intensification in Fuel Cell CHP Systems, the ReforCELL Project. Processes 2016, 4, 37.
Viviente JL, Escribano S, Manzolini G, Stange M, Tregambe C, Roses L, Koekkoek AJJ, Guignard C, Dauriat A, Gallucci F. Process Intensification in Fuel Cell CHP Systems, the ReforCELL Project. Processes. 2016; 4(4):37.Chicago/Turabian Style
Viviente, José L.; Escribano, Sylvie; Manzolini, Giampaolo; Stange, Marit; Tregambe, Carlo; Roses, Leonardo; Koekkoek, Arjan J.J.; Guignard, Cécile; Dauriat, Arnaud; Gallucci, Fausto. 2016. "Process Intensification in Fuel Cell CHP Systems, the ReforCELL Project." Processes 4, no. 4: 37.