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A process for generating electricity from a fuel cell includes generating a hydrogen-rich gas as the fuel for the fuel cell by treating a hydrocarbon feed, which may be a normally liquid feed, in an autothermal reformer utilizing a first monolithic catalyst zone having palladium and platinum catalytic components therein and a second, platinum group metal steam reforming catalyst. Air is used as the oxidant in the hydrocarbon reforming zone and a low oxygen to carbon ratio is maintained to control the amount of dilution of the hydrogen-rich gas with nitrogen of the air without sustaining an insupportable amount of carbon deposition on the catalyst. Anode vent gas may be utilized as the fuel to preheat the inlet stream to the reformer. The fuel cell and the reformer are preferably operated at elevated pressures, up to about a pressure of 150 psia for the fuel cell.

Title
Fuel cell electric power production
Application Number
430455
Publication Number
4522894
Application Date
April 13, 1984
Publication Date
June 11, 1985
Inventor
Robert M Yarrington
Westfield
NJ, US
Ronald M Heck
Frenchtown
NJ, US
Herng Shinn Hwang
Livingston
NJ, US
Assignee
Engelhard Corporation
NJ, US
IPC
H01M 8/04
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