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Title: Solid oxide fuel cell power plant with an anode recycle loop turbocharger

Abstract

An anode exhaust recycle turbocharger (100) has a turbocharger turbine (102) secured in fluid communication with a compressed oxidant stream within an oxidant inlet line (218) downstream from a compressed oxidant supply (104), and the anode exhaust recycle turbocharger (100) also includes a turbocharger compressor (106) mechanically linked to the turbocharger turbine (102) and secured in fluid communication with a flow of anode exhaust passing through an anode exhaust recycle loop (238) of the solid oxide fuel cell power plant (200). All or a portion of compressed oxidant within an oxidant inlet line (218) drives the turbocharger turbine (102) to thereby compress the anode exhaust stream in the recycle loop (238). A high-temperature, automotive-type turbocharger (100) replaces a recycle loop blower-compressor (52).

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ballard Power Systems Inc. Burnaby, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1326792
Patent Number(s):
9,455,456
Application Number:
14/754,642
Assignee:
Ballard Power Systems Inc. (Burnaby, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
NT0003894
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Jun 29
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS

Citation Formats

Saito, Kazuo, Skiba, Tommy, and Patel, Kirtikumar H. Solid oxide fuel cell power plant with an anode recycle loop turbocharger. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Saito, Kazuo, Skiba, Tommy, & Patel, Kirtikumar H. Solid oxide fuel cell power plant with an anode recycle loop turbocharger. United States.
Saito, Kazuo, Skiba, Tommy, and Patel, Kirtikumar H. Tue . "Solid oxide fuel cell power plant with an anode recycle loop turbocharger". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1326792.
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title = {Solid oxide fuel cell power plant with an anode recycle loop turbocharger},
author = {Saito, Kazuo and Skiba, Tommy and Patel, Kirtikumar H.},
abstractNote = {An anode exhaust recycle turbocharger (100) has a turbocharger turbine (102) secured in fluid communication with a compressed oxidant stream within an oxidant inlet line (218) downstream from a compressed oxidant supply (104), and the anode exhaust recycle turbocharger (100) also includes a turbocharger compressor (106) mechanically linked to the turbocharger turbine (102) and secured in fluid communication with a flow of anode exhaust passing through an anode exhaust recycle loop (238) of the solid oxide fuel cell power plant (200). All or a portion of compressed oxidant within an oxidant inlet line (218) drives the turbocharger turbine (102) to thereby compress the anode exhaust stream in the recycle loop (238). A high-temperature, automotive-type turbocharger (100) replaces a recycle loop blower-compressor (52).},
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {9}
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