A methanator or catalytic stream reformer fueled engine was operated in the laboratory as part of a clean fuel conversion program. Design information for the fuel reformer has been obtained for hydrocarbon fuel conversion to a methane fuel for a nickel catalyst system in the temperature range 250-500 C, in the pressure range 1-4 atm, and up to 1.7 (0.0001) g fuel/g cat. s. nickel catalyst increase catalyst life and decrease carbon deposition. A comparison of rate data and mass transfer effects for catalyst pellets suggests that fluidized or tubular reactors would be more efficient than pellets in fixed bed reactors. When unleaded gasoline feed is reacted in this system, a liquid product with a higher average boiling point and with a higher aromatic content results. This product should be eliminated to maintain a cleaner burning gaseous fuel. /Author/

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Cagliostro, D E
    • Winkler, E L
    • Parker, J A
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Accession Number: 00084757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1975 12:00AM