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Title: Multiple stack fuel cell system with shared plenum

Abstract

A multi-stack fuel cell system is disclosed where multiple fuel cell stacks can be efficiently connected together. The fuel cell system includes a plurality of fuel cell modules include a sealed planar fuel cell stack that has internal manifold channels for transport of fuel and air to fuel cells within the stack and transport of tail gas and spent air away from fuel cells within the stack. Each of the fuel cell stacks is mounted on a base manifold, and the base manifold has side openings in fluid communication with the stack internal manifold channels. The side openings on the base manifold are configured so that the modules can be efficiently connected together.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Delphi Technologies, Inc., Troy, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531813
Patent Number(s):
9,112,219
Application Number:
12/840,578
Assignee:
Delphi Technologies, Inc. (Troy, MI)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-02NT41246
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010-07-21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Schneider, Jonathan, Haltiner, Jr., Karl J., and Badura, Charles J. Multiple stack fuel cell system with shared plenum. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Schneider, Jonathan, Haltiner, Jr., Karl J., & Badura, Charles J. Multiple stack fuel cell system with shared plenum. United States.
Schneider, Jonathan, Haltiner, Jr., Karl J., and Badura, Charles J. Tue . "Multiple stack fuel cell system with shared plenum". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531813.
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abstractNote = {A multi-stack fuel cell system is disclosed where multiple fuel cell stacks can be efficiently connected together. The fuel cell system includes a plurality of fuel cell modules include a sealed planar fuel cell stack that has internal manifold channels for transport of fuel and air to fuel cells within the stack and transport of tail gas and spent air away from fuel cells within the stack. Each of the fuel cell stacks is mounted on a base manifold, and the base manifold has side openings in fluid communication with the stack internal manifold channels. The side openings on the base manifold are configured so that the modules can be efficiently connected together.},
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