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Thermophysics and Aeromechanics

2014 year, number 2

Thermodynamic study of characteristics of the converter with separated supply of hydrocarbon fuel for thermo-oxidative and steam reforming

I.А. Bassina1, Yu.P. Malkov1, О.N. Molchanov1, S.G. Stepanov1, G.А. Troshchinenko1, and I.М. Zasypkin2
1 Russian Scientific Center “Applied Chemistry”, St. Petersburg, Russia
2 Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Keywords: converter, hydrogen-containing syngas, kerosene, thermo-oxidative reforming, steam reforming, separated supply of fuel for reforming, reactor, heat-transfer wall, thermodynamic study


Thermodynamic studies of the converter characteristics were performed to produce hydrogen-containing syngas from hydrocarbon fuel (kerosene) with its separated supply for thermo-oxidative and steam reforming. It is demonstrated that the optimal conditions of the converter performance correlate with the oxidant ratio of α > 0.5 at the heat-transfer wall temperature of 1200 K. Hydrogen content in the final syngas reaches 60 % by volume, free carbon (soot) deposition in reforming products is excluded, and there is no need to apply walls water cooling in the converter.