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Development of a Real-Time Fuel Processor Model for HIL Simulation

Karin Fröjd, Karin Axelsson, Ivar Torstensson, Erik Åberg, Erik Osvaldsson, Gregor Dolanc, Bostjan Pregelj, Jonas Eborn, Jens Pålsson

October 3, 2014

Proceedings of the 10th International Modelica Conference, Lund

Introduction

Fuel cell systems are an attractive technology for Auxiliary Power Units for e.g. trucks, because of the high efficiency and low emissions. However, PEM fuel cells operate most efficiently with hydrogen, while at gas stations usually only liquid fuels like diesel and gasoline are available. To circumvent this problem a fuel processor may be used to convert the high order hydrocarbons to a hydrogen rich gas mixture. The aim of the FCGEN [1] program is to design and demonstrate such an APU.
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