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Chemical Kinetics Simulation of High Temperature Hydrocarbons Reforming in a Solar Reactor

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Rachamim Rubin, Jacob Karni

Solar Research Facilities Unit, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel

Jacob Yeheskel

Rotem Industries Ltd., P.O.B. 9046, Beer-Sheva 84190, Israel

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(3), 858-866 (Jul 19, 2004) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1691439 History: Received June 01, 2003; Revised June 01, 2003; Online July 19, 2004
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Figures

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The experimental setup for measuring the reaction rates as used in 27
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Arrhenius plots and measured rates per gram catalyst for the CO2 reforming reaction case T13
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Arrhenius plots and measured rates per gram catalyst for the RWS reaction of case T13
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CO2 reforming of CH4—Case T13: Comparison between the calculated mole fraction of CH4 and the experimental results in two cases: RWS at equilibrium state and RWS at non-equilibrium state
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CO2 reforming of CH4—Case T13: Comparison between the calculated mole fraction of H2O and the experimental results in two cases: RWS at equilibrium state and RWS at non-equilibrium state
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CO2 reforming of CH4—Case T13: Comparison between the calculated mole fraction of H2 and the experimental results in two cases: RWS at equilibrium state and RWS at non-equilibrium state
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CO2 reforming of CH4—Case T13: Comparison between the calculated mole fraction of CO and the experimental results in two cases: RWS at equilibrium state and RWS at non-equilibrium state
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CO2 reforming of CH4—Case T13: Comparison between the calculated mole fraction of CO2 and the experimental results in two cases: RWS at equilibrium state and RWS at non-equilibrium state
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Steam reforming of CH4: Measured and calculated CH4 mole fraction vs. temperature for Cases T1 and T3
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Steam reforming of CH4: Measured and calculated H2 mole fraction vs. temperature for cases T1 and T3
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Steam reforming of CH4: Measured and calculated CO mole fraction vs. temperature for cases T1 and T3
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Steam reforming of CH4: Measured and calculated CO2 mole fraction vs. temperature for cases T1 and T3
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Schematic view of a DIAPR-type reformer
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Representative module (unit cell) of the computational control volume in the Porcupine absorber; C is the concentration, H is the enthalpy and T is the temperature
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Calculated CH4 conversion fractions for CO2 reforming as a function of time, at 4 bar and 20 bar
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Schematic presentation of the tubular reactor used for measuring reaction rates (after 27)

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