Assessment of the capability of a reformer for generating hydrogen on submarines

The tech-solute Patent DE1015517 "Process for the Manufacture of Hydrogen" permits the production of hydrogen based on crystalline silicon and brine. For a submarine manufacturer, we investigated whether on-board hydrogen generation in submarines could, in principle, be made possible by using a self-regulating Si-reformer. Essentially, an early draft of such a reformer was developed. Filling concept, estimation of overall weight, overall space requirement, mass and material flows and an operating cost estimation rounded off the investigation.