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Title: Electrochemical cell apparatus having axially distributed entry of a fuel-spent fuel mixture transverse to the cell lengths

Abstract

An electrochemical apparatus is made having a generator section containing axially elongated electrochemical cells, a fresh gaseous feed fuel inlet, a gaseous feed oxidant inlet, and at least one gaseous spent fuel exit channel, where the spent fuel exit channel passes from the generator chamber to combine with the fresh feed fuel inlet at a mixing apparatus, reformable fuel mixture channel passes through the length of the generator chamber and connects with the mixing apparatus, that channel containing entry ports within the generator chamber, where the axis of the ports is transverse to the fuel electrode surfaces, where a catalytic reforming material is distributed near the reformable fuel mixture entry ports. 2 figures.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7176630
Patent Number(s):
US 4983471; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-458021
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC21-80ET17089
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 28 Dec 1989
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; FUEL CELLS; DESIGN; OPERATION; CATALYTIC REFORMING; COMBUSTION PRODUCTS; GAS FUELS; MIXING; OXIDIZERS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; FUELS; REFORMER PROCESSES; 300501* - Fuel Cells- Design & Development; 300505 - Fuel Cells- Electrochemistry, Mass Transfer & Thermodynamics

Citation Formats

Reichner, P, and Dollard, W J. Electrochemical cell apparatus having axially distributed entry of a fuel-spent fuel mixture transverse to the cell lengths. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Reichner, P, & Dollard, W J. Electrochemical cell apparatus having axially distributed entry of a fuel-spent fuel mixture transverse to the cell lengths. United States.
Reichner, P, and Dollard, W J. Tue . "Electrochemical cell apparatus having axially distributed entry of a fuel-spent fuel mixture transverse to the cell lengths". United States.
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abstractNote = {An electrochemical apparatus is made having a generator section containing axially elongated electrochemical cells, a fresh gaseous feed fuel inlet, a gaseous feed oxidant inlet, and at least one gaseous spent fuel exit channel, where the spent fuel exit channel passes from the generator chamber to combine with the fresh feed fuel inlet at a mixing apparatus, reformable fuel mixture channel passes through the length of the generator chamber and connects with the mixing apparatus, that channel containing entry ports within the generator chamber, where the axis of the ports is transverse to the fuel electrode surfaces, where a catalytic reforming material is distributed near the reformable fuel mixture entry ports. 2 figures.},
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