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Title: Molten carbonate fuel cell

Abstract

A molten electrolyte fuel cell is disclosed with an array of stacked cells and cell enclosures isolating each cell except for access to gas manifolds for the supply of fuel or oxidant gas or the removal of waste gas. The cell enclosures collectively provide an enclosure for the array and effectively avoid the problems of electrolyte migration and the previous need for compression of stack components. The fuel cell further includes an inner housing about and in cooperation with the array enclosure to provide a manifold system with isolated chambers for the supply and removal of gases. An external insulated housing about the inner housing provides thermal isolation to the cell components.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6655673
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6655673; Legacy ID: DE87007195
Application Number:
ON: DE87007195
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ANL; EDB-87-072202
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; MOLTEN CARBONATE FUEL CELLS; DESIGN; ELECTRODES; ELECTROLYTES; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; FUEL CELLS; HIGH-TEMPERATURE FUEL CELLS 300501* -- Fuel Cells-- Design & Development

Citation Formats

Kaun, T.D., and Smith, J.L.. Molten carbonate fuel cell. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Kaun, T.D., & Smith, J.L.. Molten carbonate fuel cell. United States.
Kaun, T.D., and Smith, J.L.. Tue . "Molten carbonate fuel cell". United States.
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title = {Molten carbonate fuel cell},
author = {Kaun, T.D. and Smith, J.L.},
abstractNote = {A molten electrolyte fuel cell is disclosed with an array of stacked cells and cell enclosures isolating each cell except for access to gas manifolds for the supply of fuel or oxidant gas or the removal of waste gas. The cell enclosures collectively provide an enclosure for the array and effectively avoid the problems of electrolyte migration and the previous need for compression of stack components. The fuel cell further includes an inner housing about and in cooperation with the array enclosure to provide a manifold system with isolated chambers for the supply and removal of gases. An external insulated housing about the inner housing provides thermal isolation to the cell components.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 08 00:00:00 EDT 1986},
month = {Tue Jul 08 00:00:00 EDT 1986}
}