Accession Number:

ADA517568

Title:

Production of JP-8-Based Hydrogen and Advanced Tactical Fuels for the U.S. Military

Descriptive Note:

Final project rept. 25 Jun 2008-24 Sep 2009

Corporate Author:

NORTH DAKOTA UNIV GRAND FORKS ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTER

Report Date:

2009-09-24

Pagination or Media Count:

214.0

Abstract:

The EERC conducted RD for ERDC-CERLONR under Contract W9132T-08-2-0014 to develop fuel cell hydrogenhydrocarbon fuel technologies to power vehicles and auxiliary power and stationary systems. In Task 1, a high-pressure HP water-reforming process was modified to improve heat transfer to a catalyst bed for converting methane, methanol, ethanol, and sulfur-free jet fuel to H2. HP condensation effectively removed water. Physical absorption effectively captured non-H2 gases, resulting in a HP 6000 psi gas stream containing 96 H2 when reforming methanol. HP-compatible ESAelectrochemical processes were developedoptimized for HP H2 purification. Testing of an electrically conductive high-surface-density monolithic adsorber from activated carbon at 800 psig showed no excessive heating and an acceptable purification level.

Subject Categories:

  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE