Previous works have demonstrated that the Distributed Reaction regime impact on the reformate product distribution. Using previous works, a theory of how the Distributed Reaction regime influences the reformate product composition is provided. Distributed Reaction regime is achieved by entraining exhaust products into the premixed fuel air mixture. As some steam and carbon dioxide will form in the exhaust, it is theorized that the mixing of the entrained flow (containing heat, carbon dioxide, and steam) into the premixed fuel air mixture will promote dry and steam reforming reactions, improving conversion. As kinetic information on reforming literature is limited, the activity and time scales of these reactions were determined from existing experimental data. This was then used to determine which reactions were active under Distributed Reforming conditions.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.