Hydrogen refining apparatus

Application Number: 00106975
Application Date: 2000.04.21
Publication Number: 1271687
Publication Date: 2000.11.01
Priority Information: 1999/4/22 JP 115101/99
International: C01B3/58;B01J23/46
Applicant(s) Name: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Inventor(s) Name: Taguchi Kiyoshi;Tomisawa Takeki;Uikai Kunihiro
Patent Agency Code: 31100
Patent Agent: zhang mingyu
Abstract The present specification disclosed a hydrogen refinement apparatus comprising a reformed gas feeding part containing at least a hydrogen gas and water vapor, and a reaction chamber equipped with a carbon monoxide shifting catalyst body downstream said reformed gas feeding part, wherein said carbon monoxide shifting catalyst body comprises a carrier supporting Pt, the carrier being composed of at least one metal oxide having a BET specific surface area of 10 m<2>/g or more, and a method for operating the apparatus. The present invention provides improved heat-resistance of the CO shifting catalyst body, and can operate stably even if the apparatus is activated and stopped repeatedly.