Advanced Diesel Oil Fuel Processor Development
Final rept. 16 Oct 1984-21 May 1986
WESTINGHOUSE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER PITTSBURGH PA
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The Westinghouse R D Center has been conducting a fuel processing program for Army phosphoric acid fuel cell PAFC systems, with the objective of an advanced system that uses diesel fuels and does not require an external water source. An autothermal reforming approach is followed, and six design variations proposed. Analyses and experimental tests have been performed, and indicate this is a viable technical approach. However, the diesel fuel cell system is estimated to be considerably heavier than its methanol fuel counterpart, which will limit its use for mobile and portable power applications.
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