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Numerical Simulation and Experimental Investigation of Diesel Fuel Reforming over a Pt/CeO2-Al2O3 Catalyst

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School of Energy and Power Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430063, China
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School of Physical Education, Jianghan University, Wuhan 430056, China
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
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Energies 2019, 12(6), 1056; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12061056
Received: 24 February 2019 / Revised: 10 March 2019 / Accepted: 14 March 2019 / Published: 19 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Hydrogen Production, Storage and Utilization)
In order to benefit from a realistic hydrogen production device equipped on a vehicle, issues with the effects of the process parameters on H2 and CO yield need to be resolved. In this study, a reduced mechanism for n-heptane (as a surrogate diesel) reforming over a Pt/CeO2-Al2O3 catalyst is adopted to investigate the effects of the process parameters on H2 and CO yield, and the preferred process parameters are concluded. In addition, the comparison of reforming bench tests of diesel fuel and n-heptane under typical diesel engine operating conditions is conducted. The n-heptane reforming simulation results show that the maximum H2 and CO yield moves toward unity with the decreased GHSV and increased reaction temperature, and the GHSV of 10,000 1/h, O2/C ratio of 0.6 and reaction temperature of 500 °C is preferable. The contrast experiments reveal that the change trend of H2 and CO yield displays consistence, although the difference of the average H2 and CO yield results is obvious. The characteristics of n-heptane reforming can represent H2 and CO yield features of diesel fuel reforming at typical reaction temperatures in a way. View Full-Text
Keywords: diesel reforming; hydrogen production; simulation; catalyst diesel reforming; hydrogen production; simulation; catalyst
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Chen, H.; Wang, X.; Pan, Z.; Xu, H. Numerical Simulation and Experimental Investigation of Diesel Fuel Reforming over a Pt/CeO2-Al2O3 Catalyst. Energies 2019, 12, 1056. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12061056

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Chen H, Wang X, Pan Z, Xu H. Numerical Simulation and Experimental Investigation of Diesel Fuel Reforming over a Pt/CeO2-Al2O3 Catalyst. Energies. 2019; 12(6):1056. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12061056

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Chen, Hanyu, Xi Wang, Zhixiang Pan, and Hongming Xu. 2019. "Numerical Simulation and Experimental Investigation of Diesel Fuel Reforming over a Pt/CeO2-Al2O3 Catalyst" Energies 12, no. 6: 1056. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12061056

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