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Fuel processor for producing hydrogen from hydrocarbon fuels

United States Patent Application

20040226217
A1
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A fuel processor having a dynamically controlled thermal integration mechanism and a method for dynamically controlling temperatures in a fuel processor. Such dynamic control accomplished by the use of an autothermal reformer, a steam/air superheater, water/air injectors, water gas shift reactors, heat exchangers, preferential oxidation reactors, wherein the feed/reactant streams are used as the coolant to remove heat from the reformate gas stream.
Ahmed, Shabbir (Naperville, IL), Ahluwalia, Rajesh K. (Burr Ridge, IL), Lee, Sheldon H.D. (Willowbrook, IL)
University of Chicago
10/ 439,744
May 16, 2003
[0001] The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and The University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratories.