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Title: Fuel cell stack arrangements

Abstract

Arrangements of stacks of fuel cells and ducts, for fuel cells operating with separate fuel, oxidant and coolant streams. An even number of stacks are arranged generally end-to-end in a loop. Ducts located at the juncture of consecutive stacks of the loop feed oxidant or fuel to or from the two consecutive stacks, each individual duct communicating with two stacks. A coolant fluid flows from outside the loop, into and through cooling channels of the stack, and is discharged into an enclosure duct formed within the loop by the stacks and seals at the junctures at the stacks.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Churchill Boro, PA)
  2. (Murrysville, PA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP
OSTI Identifier:
864282
Patent Number(s):
US 4342816
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-78ET11300
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; cell; stack; arrangements; stacks; cells; ducts; operating; separate; oxidant; coolant; streams; arranged; end-to-end; loop; located; juncture; consecutive; feed; individual; duct; communicating; fluid; flows; outside; cooling; channels; discharged; enclosure; formed; seals; junctures; fuel cell; cell stack; fuel cells; fluid flow; fluid flows; cooling channels; coolant fluid; feed oxidant; separate fuel; stack arrangement; /429/

Citation Formats

Kothmann, Richard E., and Somers, Edward V.. Fuel cell stack arrangements. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Kothmann, Richard E., & Somers, Edward V.. Fuel cell stack arrangements. United States.
Kothmann, Richard E., and Somers, Edward V.. Fri . "Fuel cell stack arrangements". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864282.
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title = {Fuel cell stack arrangements},
author = {Kothmann, Richard E. and Somers, Edward V.},
abstractNote = {Arrangements of stacks of fuel cells and ducts, for fuel cells operating with separate fuel, oxidant and coolant streams. An even number of stacks are arranged generally end-to-end in a loop. Ducts located at the juncture of consecutive stacks of the loop feed oxidant or fuel to or from the two consecutive stacks, each individual duct communicating with two stacks. A coolant fluid flows from outside the loop, into and through cooling channels of the stack, and is discharged into an enclosure duct formed within the loop by the stacks and seals at the junctures at the stacks.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1982},
month = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1982}
}

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