Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1991, 56, 831-846

Contribution to the research and development of radiation chambers in steam reforming. Influence of selected parameters on main characteristic quantities

Petr Stehlík

Technical University, 616 69 Brno


By means of a mathematical model simulating thermal chemical processes taking place in primary reformer radiation chamber, the influence of selected parameters on main characteristic quantities in steam reforming process was investigated. The parameters were divided into inlet parameters on flue gas side, inlet parameters on reaction mixture side and those of radiation chamber geometry. As main characteristic quantities outlet temperature of reaction mixture, maximum temperature of reaction tubes outer surface, outlet temperature of flue gases, absorbed heat, methane conversion into carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide as well as temperature distance from equilibrium were chosen.