Hydrodynamic Effect on the Iso-octane Steam-Reforming in a Monolithic Reactor Channel

Sara Chikhi (University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB), 16111 Algiers, Algeria)
Mohamed El Amine Slimani (University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB), 16111 Algiers, Algeria)

Article ID: 599

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jmser.v2i1.599

Abstract


The production process of clean hydrogen by iso-octane steam reforming in a micro-reactor under atmospheric pressure, and the high temperature was investigated. The simulation is done using momentum conservation, mass conservation, and convection-diffusion equations, represented by the Navier-Stocks equations, the continuity equation, and the Steffan-Maxwell equation respectively. The resolution was performed using a differential equations discretization into their conservative by the finite element method with an unconditionally stable scheme. An analysis of the hydrodynamics of the flow effect shows that the hydrogen produced by iso-octane reforming is proportional to the mixed flow Reynolds number.


Keywords


Hydrogen production; Iso-octane; Steam reforming; Micro-channel modeling; Numerical study

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