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Solar Methane Reforming Using a New Type of Catalytically-Activated Metallic Foam Absorber

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Tatsuya Kodama

Department of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Niigata University, 8050 Ikarashi 2-nocho, Niigata 950-2181, Japane-mail: tkodama@eng.niigata-u.ac.jp

Atsushi Kiyama, Takuya Moriyama

Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University, 8050 Ikarashi 2-nocho, Niigata 950-2181, Japan

Osamu Mizuno

Photonic and Electronic Devices, R & D Department, Itami R&D Laboratories, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(2), 808-811 (May 04, 2004) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1688382 History: Received December 01, 2003; Revised December 01, 2003; Online May 04, 2004
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Schematic of the experimental setup for methane reforming of simulated solar radiation using a foam absorber.
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Comparison between the metallic (Ru/Al2O3/ metal-30cpi) and ceramic (Ru/Al2O3/ceramic-30cpi) foam absorbers as a function of the average flux density of irradiation in terms of the chemically-absorbed power density (Pd)
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Chemically-absorbed power density (Pd) as a function of the average flux density of irradiation. Symbols: 20 cpi (•) and 30cpi (○) metal foam absorbers in the present work, Tanashev et al. 11 (□) and the CAESAR project 6 (▴).

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