PEMFC operation with methanol reforming process

Jong Man Park, Hyun Jong Kim, Yong-Gun Shul, Haksoo Han, Hasuck Kim, Dong Hyun Kim, Seung Eul Yoo

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Abstract

Most of studies for on-board hydrogen production for fuel cells are based on two types of carbon compounds. One is oxygen-containing compounds, methanol, ethanol and etc. The others are hydrocarbons such as ethers (dimethylether, etc), natural gas, propane gas, gasoline, jet fuel and diesel fuel. Automotive Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) requires hydrogen gas to operate. The most convenient way to obtain the gas would be to use an on-board fuel processor to convert or reform commonly available liquid fuels, such as gasoline, methanol, and ethanol, into hydrogen. In this study, Methanol is used as hydrogen source which is also convenient for production, transportation and storage. PEMFC with methanol fuel process system, which is mainly composed of two parts, methanol reforming reaction and preferential oxidation (PROX), has been evaluated to study the enhancing stability of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology, 2005
EditorsR.K. Shah, E.U. Ubong, S.S. Samuelsen
Pages767-772
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 21
Event3rd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology, 2005 - Ypsilanti, MI, United States
Duration: 2005 May 232005 May 25

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology, 2005

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology, 2005
CountryUnited States
CityYpsilanti, MI
Period05/5/2305/5/25

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Park, J. M., Kim, H. J., Shul, Y-G., Han, H., Kim, H., Kim, D. H., & Yoo, S. E. (2005). PEMFC operation with methanol reforming process. In R. K. Shah, E. U. Ubong, & S. S. Samuelsen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology, 2005 (pp. 767-772). [FUELCELL2005-74125] (Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology, 2005).