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A Multistage Steam Reformer Utilizing Solar Heat

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Abstract

Today a large amount of the required hydrogen or synthesis gas (mixture of hydrogen and carbonmonoxide) is won by steam reforming of low hydrocarbons, especially methane. Hereby the mixture of hydrocarbons and steam reacts under indirect heating and by ways of a catalyst containing nickel to hydrogen and carbonmonoxide as well as carbondioxide. Hereat natural gas consisting mainly of methane serves as feed gas. In order to supply heat part of the feed gas is burned in separate burners.

Keywords

Heat Exchanger Reaction Chamber Catalyst Layer Feed Water Steam Reformer 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.InteratomBergisch-GladbachGermany

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