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Title: Fuel cell generator with fuel electrodes that control on-cell fuel reformation

Abstract

A fuel cell for a fuel cell generator including a housing including a gas flow path for receiving a fuel from a fuel source and directing the fuel across the fuel cell. The fuel cell includes an elongate member including opposing first and second ends and defining an interior cathode portion and an exterior anode portion. The interior cathode portion includes an electrode in contact with an oxidant flow path. The exterior anode portion includes an electrode in contact with the fuel in the gas flow path. The anode portion includes a catalyst material for effecting fuel reformation along the fuel cell between the opposing ends. A fuel reformation control layer is applied over the catalyst material for reducing a rate of fuel reformation on the fuel cell. The control layer effects a variable reformation rate along the length of the fuel cell.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Murrysville, PA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1028652
Patent Number(s):
8,043,752
Application Number:
12/115,738
Assignee:
Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL) NETL
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-05NT42613
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

Ruka, Roswell J, Basel, Richard A, and Zhang, Gong. Fuel cell generator with fuel electrodes that control on-cell fuel reformation. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Ruka, Roswell J, Basel, Richard A, & Zhang, Gong. Fuel cell generator with fuel electrodes that control on-cell fuel reformation. United States.
Ruka, Roswell J, Basel, Richard A, and Zhang, Gong. Tue . "Fuel cell generator with fuel electrodes that control on-cell fuel reformation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1028652.
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author = {Ruka, Roswell J and Basel, Richard A and Zhang, Gong},
abstractNote = {A fuel cell for a fuel cell generator including a housing including a gas flow path for receiving a fuel from a fuel source and directing the fuel across the fuel cell. The fuel cell includes an elongate member including opposing first and second ends and defining an interior cathode portion and an exterior anode portion. The interior cathode portion includes an electrode in contact with an oxidant flow path. The exterior anode portion includes an electrode in contact with the fuel in the gas flow path. The anode portion includes a catalyst material for effecting fuel reformation along the fuel cell between the opposing ends. A fuel reformation control layer is applied over the catalyst material for reducing a rate of fuel reformation on the fuel cell. The control layer effects a variable reformation rate along the length of the fuel cell.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Oct 25 00:00:00 EDT 2011},
month = {Tue Oct 25 00:00:00 EDT 2011}
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