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Title: Co-flow anode/cathode supply heat exchanger for a solid-oxide fuel cell assembly

Abstract

In a solid-oxide fuel cell assembly, a co-flow heat exchanger is provided in the flow paths of the reformate gas and the cathode air ahead of the fuel cell stack, the reformate gas being on one side of the exchanger and the cathode air being on the other. The reformate gas is at a substantially higher temperature than is desired in the stack, and the cathode gas is substantially cooler than desired. In the co-flow heat exchanger, the temperatures of the reformate and cathode streams converge to nearly the same temperature at the outlet of the exchanger. Preferably, the heat exchanger is formed within an integrated component manifold (ICM) for a solid-oxide fuel cell assembly.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Delphi Technologies, Inc., Troy, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175556
Patent Number(s):
6,967,064
Application Number:
10/178,860
Assignee:
Delphi Technologies, Inc. (Troy, MI) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26202NT
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Haltiner, Jr., Karl J., and Kelly, Sean M. Co-flow anode/cathode supply heat exchanger for a solid-oxide fuel cell assembly. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Haltiner, Jr., Karl J., & Kelly, Sean M. Co-flow anode/cathode supply heat exchanger for a solid-oxide fuel cell assembly. United States.
Haltiner, Jr., Karl J., and Kelly, Sean M. Tue . "Co-flow anode/cathode supply heat exchanger for a solid-oxide fuel cell assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175556.
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title = {Co-flow anode/cathode supply heat exchanger for a solid-oxide fuel cell assembly},
author = {Haltiner, Jr., Karl J. and Kelly, Sean M.},
abstractNote = {In a solid-oxide fuel cell assembly, a co-flow heat exchanger is provided in the flow paths of the reformate gas and the cathode air ahead of the fuel cell stack, the reformate gas being on one side of the exchanger and the cathode air being on the other. The reformate gas is at a substantially higher temperature than is desired in the stack, and the cathode gas is substantially cooler than desired. In the co-flow heat exchanger, the temperatures of the reformate and cathode streams converge to nearly the same temperature at the outlet of the exchanger. Preferably, the heat exchanger is formed within an integrated component manifold (ICM) for a solid-oxide fuel cell assembly.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {11}
}

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