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Title: Fuel cell cassette with compliant seal

Abstract

A fuel cell cassette for forming a fuel cell stack along a fuel cell axis includes a cell retainer, a plate positioned axially to the cell retainer and defining a space axially with the cell retainer, and a fuel cell having an anode layer and a cathode layer separated by an electrolyte layer. The outer perimeter of the fuel cell is positioned in the space between the plate and the cell retainer, thereby retaining the fuel cell and defining a cavity between the cell retainer, the fuel cell, and the plate. The fuel cell cassette also includes a seal disposed within the cavity for sealing the edge of the fuel cell. The seal is compliant at operational temperatures of the fuel cell, thereby allowing lateral expansion and contraction of the fuel cell within the cavity while maintaining sealing at the edge of the fuel cell.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Troy, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1407493
Patent Number(s):
9,812,717
Application Number:
14/032,512
Assignee:
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. NETL
DOE Contract Number:  
NT003894
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Sep 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

Karl, Haltiner, Jr. J., Anthony, Derose J., Klotzbach, Darasack C., and Schneider, Jonathan R. Fuel cell cassette with compliant seal. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Karl, Haltiner, Jr. J., Anthony, Derose J., Klotzbach, Darasack C., & Schneider, Jonathan R. Fuel cell cassette with compliant seal. United States.
Karl, Haltiner, Jr. J., Anthony, Derose J., Klotzbach, Darasack C., and Schneider, Jonathan R. Tue . "Fuel cell cassette with compliant seal". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1407493.
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title = {Fuel cell cassette with compliant seal},
author = {Karl, Haltiner, Jr. J. and Anthony, Derose J. and Klotzbach, Darasack C. and Schneider, Jonathan R.},
abstractNote = {A fuel cell cassette for forming a fuel cell stack along a fuel cell axis includes a cell retainer, a plate positioned axially to the cell retainer and defining a space axially with the cell retainer, and a fuel cell having an anode layer and a cathode layer separated by an electrolyte layer. The outer perimeter of the fuel cell is positioned in the space between the plate and the cell retainer, thereby retaining the fuel cell and defining a cavity between the cell retainer, the fuel cell, and the plate. The fuel cell cassette also includes a seal disposed within the cavity for sealing the edge of the fuel cell. The seal is compliant at operational temperatures of the fuel cell, thereby allowing lateral expansion and contraction of the fuel cell within the cavity while maintaining sealing at the edge of the fuel cell.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 07 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Tue Nov 07 00:00:00 EST 2017}
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