Integration Study of Micro Reformer and High Temperature PEM Fuel Cell
An integration platform assembling with methanol reformer and high-temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) was constructed in this present. The methanol micro reformer combines with catalytic reaction section and reforming section. Catalytic reaction section with Pt calalysis maintains the constant temperature envoriment for reforming process. SRM reforming results show the 74%~74.9% hydrogen and 23.5%~25.7% of carbon dioxide in the mixture product. Less than 2% of carbon monoxide was produced. Using the reforming product of low carbon monoxide concentration and the highest methanol conversion rate, a micro reformer links with fuel cell integration experiment was performed. Results show the high temperature PEMFC with 3 ~ 4W power output under methaol flow rate 15ml/hr. Due to the lower of hydrogen pressure supplying from the micro reformer, may cause the fuel cell power output become unstable.
Huaiying Zhou, Tianlong Gu, Daoguo Yang, Zhengyi Jiang, Jianmin Zeng
A. Su et al., "Integration Study of Micro Reformer and High Temperature PEM Fuel Cell", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 197-198, pp. 730-735, 2011