A reactor assembly capable of temperatures up to 850°C is equipped with the necessary mass flow controllers and liquid feed pumps to provide kinetics data for both gas-phase and catalytic reactions that are relevant to SOFC operation. The composition of the reactor effluent can be quantitatively measured with a gas chromatograph. This information provides some of the data required for validation of our gas-phase and catalytic mechanisms. The system is configured so that the product stream can be fed directly to the SOFC test stand. The system is described in detail in J. Phys. Chem A. 108, 3772-3783 (2004).

High-temperature flow reactor