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

Abstract: 

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. 

Patent Number: 
9,797,349
Date Of Issue: 
10/24/2017
Inventors: 

Cary A. Henry