Heating and cooling of an aluminium-cased parallel flow microreactor for steam-methane reforming

Madon, Rais Hanizam and M. Zamree, Muhammad Afiq and Amirnordin, Shahrin Hisham and Mohd Ali, Mas Fawzi (2014) Heating and cooling of an aluminium-cased parallel flow microreactor for steam-methane reforming. In: International Integrated Engineering Summit (IIES 2014), 1-4 December 2014, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.

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Abstract

A prototype aluminium microreactor for steam methane reforming process to produce hydrogen syngas, with parallel flow microchannels was developed. The microreactor was heated up to 400˚C using a Bunsen burner at distance of 10mm below it surface. Whereby two condition of burner open flow which are 1/3 and 2/3 took place in order to investigate its heating effect on outlet stream temperature. From the results, show that both Bunsen burner flow slightly show the same tendency of increasing and decreasing state, which indicated the optimum point of heat transfer to the systems for a cycle. But, the 2/3 opening Bunsen burner flow give the reliable contact reaction time at minimum operating condition of 400 ˚C and 1 bar compare to 1/3 opening. This is due to its ability for lays above the set temperature point with longest duration time. From this results can conclude that, the relationship between contact flame area and microreactor surface on outlet flow temperature had been developed. The outlet stream temperature is proportional to the Bunsen burner opening, based on biggest area of flame contact yield the highest optimum temperature point with longest reaction time

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:microreactor; temperature; outlet stream
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP157-159 Apparatus and supplies
Divisions:Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Plant and Automotive Engineering
ID Code:6341
Deposited By:Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Deposited On:10 May 2015 14:36
Last Modified:10 May 2015 14:36

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