Characteristics of LPG Fuel Reforming using Plasma Technology
플라즈마를 이용한 LPG연료 개질 특성연구

Changup Kim
2015 Transactions of the Korean hydrogen and new energy society  
>> In this study, characteristics of reforming process of automotive liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel using plasma reactor are investigated. Because plasma reformer technology has advantages of a fast start-up and wide fuel/oxidizer ratio of operation, and reactor size is smaller and more simple compared to typical combustor and catalytic reactor, plasma reforming is suitable to the on-board vehicle reformer. To evaluate the characteristics of the reforming process, parametric effect of O2/C
more » ... ric effect of O2/C ratios, reactant flow rate and metal form on the process were investigated. In the test of varying O2/C ratio from partial oxidation to stoichiometry combustion, conversion of LPG was increased but selectivity of H2 decreased. The optimum condition of O2/C ratio for the highest H2 yield was determined to be around 1.0 for 20~50 lpm, and 1.35 for 100 lpm. Specific energy density (SED) was major factor in reforming process and higher SED leads to higher H2 yield. And metal form in the reformer increased H2 yield of about 34 % as compared to the case of no metal form. The result can be a guide to map optimal condition of reforming process.
doi:10.7316/khnes.2015.26.1.001 fatcat:zhudil4qq5aqnjtbsfulaenwgi