Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Combined Steam Reformation Reactions and Water Gas Shift Reactions for On-Board Hydrogen Production in an Internal Combustion Engine


The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for increasing the level of hydrogen produced in an exhaust gas recirculation pathway within an internal combustion engine. A hydrocarbon water gas shift reformer is positioned in series with a water gas shift reformer within the exhaust gas recirculation pathway to improve the yield of hydrogen and to improve the relative efficiency of both catalytic procedures. 

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Cary A. Henry