Micro-channel reactor for steam reforming of methanol seems to be attractive for portable application as one part of fuel processor in fuel cell. In the present study, steam reforming of methanol was performed in one stainless steel micro-channel reactor coated with commercial catalyst. The different sols (alumina, zirconia and mixed sol of alumina and zirconia) as a binder for the catalyst were applied to compare the stability and performance. Among the different sols, mixed sol of alumina and zirconia comparatively produced better stability and performance.
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The authors acknowledge the financial assistance from Samsung-SDI and Korea Research Foundation. One of the authors (AK) wishes to thank Dr. P.K. Mukhopadhayay, former chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., India to encourage for this research.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Fuel Technology
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Organic Chemistry