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dc.contributor.authorTan, T. S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-09T18:39:06Z
dc.date.available2009-07-09T18:39:06Z
dc.date.issued1973-07-09T18:39:06Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/1961
dc.description.abstractThe original objective of this work was to provide a simple generator w.hich would produce hydrogen torLfuel-cell feed and which could be operated under remote or northern conditions. A secondary objective was to maximize the yield of hydrogen and carbon monoxide from available feed-stocks. A search of the patent literature has indicated that the concept of a small Wulff-type generator is essentially sound and that hydrogen may be recovered from a wide variety of hydrocarbon feed-stocks. A simple experimental set-up has been devised, patterned after ~~t originally used by R. G. Wulff for producing acetylene. This provides a supply of feed-stock, with or Without a carrier gas, which may be passed directly through a heated tube, which may contain a catalyst. A suitable procedure has been devised for analysi~ effluent gases for hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, methane and carbon monoxide by gas chromatography with the column packed with .Molecular .:>ieve .5 4. Athanol with air a.s carrier gas and at the same time as oxidant o was thermolyzed at temperatures in the ra~e 700-1100 C, with or Wi~lout catalyst. Methanol with or without nitrogen as a carrier gas was also cracked with • the same type of reactor refractory tube, but the temperature range was lower t down to ,300 " C when a catalyst was used. The problems of converting methane to hydrogen and carbon monoxide effiCiently, using air and/or water as oxidants were also studied.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectFuel cells.en_US
dc.titleMiniature Wulff-type generator for improving feed to fuel cells /|nT.-S. Tan. -- 260 St. Catharines, Ont. : [s. n.],en_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen
dc.degree.nameM.Sc. Chemistryen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Chemistryen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Mathematics and Scienceen_US
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