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Title: A carbon monoxide PROX reactor for PEM fuel cell automotive application
Authors: Dudfield, Christopher D.
Chen, Rui
Adcock, Paul L.
Keywords: Carbon monoxide oxidation
Methanol steam reforming
Fuel cells
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: DUDFIELD, C.D., CHEN, R. and ADCOCK, P.L., 2001. A carbon monoxide PROX reactor for PEM fuel cell automotive application. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 26 (7), pp. 763-775
Abstract: Loughborough University have designed, constructed and evaluated a compact CO preferential oxidation (PROX) reactor for PEM fuel cell applications. The reactor design is based upon the catalyst coating of high surface area heat transfer technology. Catalyst screening studies have revealed a mixed transition metal oxide promoted platinum–ruthenium formulation to be suitable for the particular reactor application i.e. acceptable CO oxidation activity and selectivity within a temperature range of 130–200°C. The CO PROX reactor design has been sized for 20 kWe PEM fuel cell applications, and is based upon 2×2 l catalyst washcoated compact fin heat exchangers. The PROX reactor has being successfully integrated and commissioned with a methanol steam reformer with reductions in fuel CO concentrations of 2.7% to <20 ppm being subsequently demonstrated
Description: This article is closed access. It was published in the serial, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy [© Elsevier]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0360-3199(00)00131-2
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1016/S0360-3199(00)00131-2
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/6058
ISSN: 0360-3199
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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