Integrated Reformer, Reactor, and Control System for Efficient H2 Production from Hydrocarbon Fuels

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This invention is a control system that allows the precise combining of a hydrocarbon fuel, steam and Ai/O2 l in an integrated auto-thermal reformer and water-shifting reactor unit. The device can achieve thermal management to have favorable high and low temperature for both auto thermal reformers and water shifting reactors.



  • Hydrogen fuel cells
  • Processing / refining
  • Chemical synthesis


  • Achieves thermal management to have favorable high and low temperatures
  • High hydrogen conversion rate from hydrocarbon fuels
  • Allows integration of auto-thermal reformer and water-shifting reactor 

Status: issued U.S patents #11,196,072 and #11,955,676

Patent Information:
Contact For More Information:
Tariq Ahmed
Sr Licensing Manager, College of Engineering
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Peiwen Li
Xinhai Xu
Shuyang Zhang
Xiaoxin Wang