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Title: Diesel-fueled solid oxide fuel cell auxiliary power units for heavy-duty vehicles

Abstract

This paper explores the potential of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCS) as 3--10 kW auxiliary power units for trucks and military vehicles operating on diesel fuel. It discusses the requirements and specifications for such units, and the advantages, challenges, and development issues for SOFCS used in this application. Based on system design and analysis, such systems should achieve efficiencies approaching 40% (lower heating value), with a relatively simple system configuration. The major components of such a system are the fuel cell stack, a catalytic autothermal reformer, and a spent gas burner/air preheater. Building an SOFC-based auxiliary power unit is not straightforward, however, and the tasks needed to develop a 3--10 kW brassboard demonstration unit are outlined.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
755881
Report Number(s):
ANL/CMT/CP-101902
TRN: AH200021%%92
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 4th European Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Forum, Lausanne (CH), 07/10/2000--07/14/2000; Other Information: PBD: 15 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 02 PETROLEUM; SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS; HYDROCARBON FUEL CELLS; TRUCKS; MILITARY EQUIPMENT; DIESEL FUELS; CATALYTIC REFORMING; AUTOTHERMAL REFORMER PROCESSES; OFF-GAS SYSTEMS; DESIGN; POWER SUPPLIES

Citation Formats

Krause, T., Kumar, R., and Krumpelt, M. Diesel-fueled solid oxide fuel cell auxiliary power units for heavy-duty vehicles. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Krause, T., Kumar, R., & Krumpelt, M. Diesel-fueled solid oxide fuel cell auxiliary power units for heavy-duty vehicles. United States.
Krause, T., Kumar, R., and Krumpelt, M. Mon . "Diesel-fueled solid oxide fuel cell auxiliary power units for heavy-duty vehicles". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/755881.
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title = {Diesel-fueled solid oxide fuel cell auxiliary power units for heavy-duty vehicles},
author = {Krause, T. and Kumar, R. and Krumpelt, M.},
abstractNote = {This paper explores the potential of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCS) as 3--10 kW auxiliary power units for trucks and military vehicles operating on diesel fuel. It discusses the requirements and specifications for such units, and the advantages, challenges, and development issues for SOFCS used in this application. Based on system design and analysis, such systems should achieve efficiencies approaching 40% (lower heating value), with a relatively simple system configuration. The major components of such a system are the fuel cell stack, a catalytic autothermal reformer, and a spent gas burner/air preheater. Building an SOFC-based auxiliary power unit is not straightforward, however, and the tasks needed to develop a 3--10 kW brassboard demonstration unit are outlined.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
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