Patent Number: 7,132,178

Title: Hydrogen generator, fuel cell system and control method of hydrogen generator

Abstract: A hydrogen generator including a raw material supplying unit supplying a raw material containing a sulfur component and composed of an organic compound, a water supplying unit supplying water, a reformer producing hydrogen gas, the reformer provided with a reforming catalyst to make the raw material and water undergo a reaction, and a carbon monoxide removing unit reducing the content of carbon monoxide in hydrogen gas produced in the reformer, wherein the reforming catalyst is constituted by a carrier composed of platinum and a metal oxide is provided.

Inventors: Ukai; Kunihiro (Nara, JP), Taguchi; Kiyoshi (Osaka, JP), Wakita; Hidenobu (Kyoto, JP), Fujiwara; Seiji (Osaka, JP)

Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H01M 8/00 (20060101); B01D 53/56 (20060101); C01B 3/24 (20060101); C01B 3/26 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00