Development of methanol steam reformer for chemical recuperation

Takao Nakagaki, Takashi Ogawa, Keiji Murata, Yuhji Nakata

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


The purpose of the present work is to establish the design method of methanol steam-reformer for application to chemical recuperation in a gas turbine system. The reaction rate of the methanol steam-reforming was measured with a small amount of catalyst using the gaseous mixture of methanol, water, hydrogen and carbon dioxide as a simulated product gas. The reaction rate equation could be expressed by power law of methanol mole fraction and total pressure. The reaction and heat transfer in the catalyst-packed bed was analyzed numerically using the reaction rate equation. The analytical results of temperature distribution and conversion were compared with the experimental results using a reforming tube. These results agreed well except for the region of high methanol conversion.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 1999 International Joint Power Generation Conference and ICOPE'99 - Burlingame, CA, USA
Duration: 1999 Jul 251999 Jul 28


OtherThe 1999 International Joint Power Generation Conference and ICOPE'99
CityBurlingame, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Development of methanol steam reformer for chemical recuperation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this