Effects of Multiple Pulses on Decomposition of Hydrocarbons for Hydrogen Production

Yasushi Nishida, Tzu Ching Chen, Chio Zong Cheng

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Abstract

Hydrogen production on vehicle is under development by using plasma discharges working in high-pressure condition over 1.5 atm. The original fuel for the system is methane (CH4) or propane (C3H8). For this purpose, mainly dielectric barrier discharge nonthermal plasma system is employed with high-voltage pulse of width 5-30μs and maximum amplitude 13 kV. This wide pulse is composed of multiple of 5-μs pulse. In this system, no production of COx is expected. The decomposition rate of hydrocarbon depends on the applied pulsewidth. The phenomena of multiple pulse effects are discussed with use of multiple pulse decomposition model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)962-966
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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