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Autenrieth Rainer, Boneberg Stefan, Christen Andreas, Heil Dietmar, Strobel Barbara, Wieland Steffen, Zur Megede Detlef Dr: Device for steam reforming of hydrocarbons. Dbb Fuel Cell Engines, June 9, 1999: EP0921584-A2 (13 worldwide citation)

Steam reformer comprises a plate stacking or tubular bundle type reactor unit containing a vaporizer (1), prereformer (2, 3), main reformer (4), CO remover (5, 6) and catalytic burner (7, 8). The prereformer is in direct heat contact with one of the vaporizer and the main reformer with the catalytic ...


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Autenrieth Rainer, Boneberg Stefan, Heil Dietmar, Poschmann Thomas, Wieland Steffen: Process for steam reforming a hydrocarbon or hydrocarbon derivative, reforming apparatus using this process and process for operating fuel cells. Dbb Fuel Cell Engines, June 23, 1999: EP0924163-A2 (9 worldwide citation)

Heating takes place during cold start-up. In a first phase of operation, the catalytic combustor (11a, 11b, 11c) in thermal contact with the reformer (1) and evaporator (2) is heated above the boiling point of water, by catalytic combustion of hydrocarbon and/or hydrogen with an oxidant gas. In the ...


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Autenrieth Rainer, Poschmann Thomas, Wieland Steffen, Heil Dietmar, Boneberg Stefan: Membrane for the separation of hydrogen, methanol reformer using this membrane and process for its operation. Dbb Fuel Cell Engines, June 23, 1999: EP0924162-A2 (7 worldwide citation)

The membrane has a layer on one side which promotes catalytic combustion. Independent claims are included for: (a) a methanol reformer (1) separating hydrogen (14) from product gases of the methanol-reforming reaction, where the separator is a membrane of the type described; (b) operation of such a ...


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Heil Dietmar, Lamla Oskar, Schuessler Martin: Process to construct a stack plate reactor and its use to produce hydrogen from hydrocarbons. Dbb Fuel Cell Engines Ges Mit, January 26, 2000: EP0974392-A2 (7 worldwide citation)

Production of a stack reactor (20) made up of several stacked catalyst plates (10) comprises sintering the catalyst plates (10) in a stack.


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Autenrieth Rainer, Boneberg Stefan, Heil Dietmar, Schuessler Martin, Strobel Barbara, Wieland Steffen, Zur Megede Detlef Dr: Device and method for steam reforming of hydrocarbons. Dbb Fuel Cell Engines, June 9, 1999: EP0921585-A2 (6 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for steam reforming hydrocarbons has catalytic burners to quickly achieve normal operating conditions in a vehicle fuel cell system on cold starting. The apparatus for carrying out the steam reforming comprises: (a) a vaporizer (2); (b) a pre-reformer unit connected to the vaporizer and ha ...


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Heil Dietmar, Strobel Barbara, Wiesheu Norbert, Zur Megede Detlef Dr, Benz Uwe: Process and apparatus for selective catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide. Daimler Benz, June 4, 1997: EP0776861-A1 (6 worldwide citation)

The CO in a flowing gas mixture contg. H2 is catalytically oxidised in an appts. that first reduces its temp. with the help of static mixer structures as it enters the reactor and then feeds in an oxidising gas through several inlets, at a rate that depends on the operational parameters. The reactor ...


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Heil Dietmar Dipl Ing, Benz Uwe Dipl Ing: Two stages methanol reforming. Daimler Benz, December 20, 1995: EP0687648-A1 (6 worldwide citation)

An assembly reconstitutes methanol using steam in a converter having a number of catalyst-filled tubes surrounded by a heating medium. The novelty is that each reaction tube (3) is surrounded by a second concentric outer tube (5) to form a passage (4) through which the heating medium flows. Further ...


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Jentschmann Erich, Heil Dietmar: A welding device. Jentschmann Zürich, Jentschmann Erich, Heil Dietmar, BANZER Hans Jörg, March 23, 2006: WO/2006/029835 (6 worldwide citation)

The ultrasound welding device (1) for welding overlapping sheet formations (65a, 65b) comprises a continuously operable roller sonotrode (13) and at least one guide wheel (59a, 59b) which is arranged laterally of the roller sonotrode (13). During the welding the sheet formations (65a, 65b) are guide ...


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Brauchle Stefan, Remsch Tobias, Heil Dietmar, Schmid Wolfgang: Stacked-type reforming reactor. Xcellsis, July 18, 2001: EP1116518-A2 (4 worldwide citation)

Steam reforming reactor comprises an alternating sequence of layers, each comprising a reforming zone (4) filled with an endothermic reforming catalyst, a heat-conducting partition (1) and a heating zone (2) containing an exothermic reaction catalyst in the form of a coating (3), where the volume of ...


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Benz Uwe, Boneberg Stefan, Heil Dietmar: Central heating apparatus for a gas generating system. Daimler Benz, March 25, 1998: EP0831055-A2 (3 worldwide citation)

Arrangement for the preparation of heat energy for a gas production system, consists of: (a) a central component with a main combustion chamber in which a fuel is catalytically oxidised with the aid of an oxygen-containing gas; (b) a first pipe for introducing a fuel/gas mixture to the chamber; (c) ...