Hier finden Sie wissenschaftliche Publikationen aus den Fraunhofer-Instituten.

Reforming of natural gas - hydrogen generation for small scale stationary fuel cell systems

: Heinzel, A.; Vogel, B.; Hübner, P.


Journal of power sources 105 (2002), Nr.2, S.202-207
ISSN: 0378-7753
Fraunhofer ISE ()
natural gas reforming; hydrogen generation; small scale stationary fuel cell system; steam reforming; autothermal reforming; chemical reaction; compact steam reformer; Pt-catalyst; metallic substrate

The reforming of natural gas to produce hydrogen for fuel cells is described, including the basic concepts (steam reforming or autothermal reforming) and the mechanisms of the chemical reactions. Experimental work has been done with a compact steam reformer, and a prototype of an experimental reactor for autothermal reforming was tested, both containing a Pt-catalyst on metallic substrate. Experimental results on the steam reforming system and a comparison of the steam reforming process with the autothermal process are given.