Accession Number : ADA506980


Title :   Performance of a Diesel, JP-8 Reformer


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : PRECISION COMBUSTION INC NORTH HAVEN CT


Personal Author(s) : Roychoudhury, Subir ; Walsh, Dennis ; Chu, Deryn ; Kallio, Erik


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA506980


Report Date : 27 NOV 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : Under a U. S. Army program, Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) has developed and demonstrated an ultra compact and lightweight 2 - 5 kWe diesel reformer and desulfurizer producing <1 ppm sulfur in reformate. The prototype includes a steam generator, fuel/air/water pumps, premixer, atomizer, igniter, sulfur cleanup and a controller to enable stand-alone operation. The reforming reactor was based on a small, modular catalytic reactor, which utilized patented Microlith substrates and catalyst technology. It uses an auto thermal reforming (ATR) approach. The reformer has been tested with JP-8 and Jet-A fuels. It can also be adapted and thermally integrated to use various fuels and fuel cells. The primary characteristic of PCI's ATR is that it operates on very low water flows (S:C less than or equal to 1) without coking and the reforming catalyst is sulfur tolerant. This permits meeting water needs via recycling from the stack exhaust as well as the long-term use of a ZnO desulfurizer. The reforming efficiency is >70%.


Descriptors :   *FUEL PUMPS , *DIESEL FUELS , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , WATER , SUBSTRATES , COMBUSTION , FUELS , WATER PUMPS , SELF CONTAINED , PRECISION , OPERATION , CATALYSTS , SULFUR , CLEANING , ARMY , HEAT , FUEL CELLS , STACKING , IGNITERS , JET AIRCRAFT , GAS PUMPS , STEAM GENERATORS , WATER FLOW , RECYCLED MATERIALS


Subject Categories : FUELS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE