Use of microstructured components increases system efficiency#
The reforming process in which fossil or regenerative fuels can be converted, generates a mixture of carbon oxides and hydrogen (reformate). If you want to convert the hydrogen which is contained in the reformate to electric energy in fuel cells, in most cases the carbon monoxide has to be removed from the synthesis gas. This can be achieved by chemical conversion (water-gas-shift and preferential oxidation) or, alternatively, by separation techniques such as membrane separation or pressure swing adsorption.
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We develop complete fuel processors based on microstructured plate heat exchanger technology. Project-related we already worked on solutions for the hybrid transport of cryogenic fuels, electric current and data in an innovative, thermally super-insulated umbilical cable. The high energy density of liquid hydrogen generally comes along with very small cross sections and limited flow rates. For the system components and the assembly of decentralized energy infrastructure systems this suggests the application and further development of microstructured components.