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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 (10) is made having a generator section (22) containing axially elongated electrochemical cells (16), a fresh gaseous feed fuel inlet (28), a gaseous feed oxidant inlet (30), and at least one gaseous spent fuel exit channel (46), where the spent fuel exit channel (46) passes from the generator chamber (22) to combine with the fresh feed fuel inlet (28) at a mixing apparatus (50), reformable fuel mixture channel (52) passes through the length of the generator chamber (22) and connects with the mixing apparatus (50), that channel containing entry ports (54) within the generator chamber (22), where the axis of the ports is transverse to the fuel electrode surfaces (18), where a catalytic reforming material is distributed near the reformable fuel mixture entry ports (54).

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Plum Borough, PA
  2. Churchill Borough, PA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
867671
Patent Number(s):
US 4983471
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC21-80ET17089
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
electrochemical; cell; apparatus; axially; distributed; entry; fuel-spent; fuel; mixture; transverse; lengths; 10; generator; section; 22; containing; elongated; cells; 16; fresh; gaseous; feed; inlet; 28; oxidant; 30; spent; exit; channel; 46; passes; chamber; combine; mixing; 50; reformable; 52; length; connects; ports; 54; axis; electrode; surfaces; 18; catalytic; reforming; material; near; reformable fuel; cell apparatus; feed fuel; oxidant inlet; generator chamber; fuel inlet; electrochemical cells; electrochemical cell; spent fuel; fuel electrode; electrode surface; fuel mixture; axially elongated; gaseous feed; forming material; electrochemical apparatus; feed oxidant; elongated electrochemical; fresh feed; generator section; fresh gaseous; gaseous spent; electrode surfaces; /429/

Citation Formats

Reichner, Philip, and Dollard, Walter 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, Philip, & Dollard, Walter J. Electrochemical cell apparatus having axially distributed entry of a fuel-spent fuel mixture transverse to the cell lengths. United States.
Reichner, Philip, and Dollard, Walter J. Tue . "Electrochemical cell apparatus having axially distributed entry of a fuel-spent fuel mixture transverse to the cell lengths". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867671.
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title = {Electrochemical cell apparatus having axially distributed entry of a fuel-spent fuel mixture transverse to the cell lengths},
author = {Reichner, Philip and Dollard, Walter J},
abstractNote = {An electrochemical apparatus (10) is made having a generator section (22) containing axially elongated electrochemical cells (16), a fresh gaseous feed fuel inlet (28), a gaseous feed oxidant inlet (30), and at least one gaseous spent fuel exit channel (46), where the spent fuel exit channel (46) passes from the generator chamber (22) to combine with the fresh feed fuel inlet (28) at a mixing apparatus (50), reformable fuel mixture channel (52) passes through the length of the generator chamber (22) and connects with the mixing apparatus (50), that channel containing entry ports (54) within the generator chamber (22), where the axis of the ports is transverse to the fuel electrode surfaces (18), where a catalytic reforming material is distributed near the reformable fuel mixture entry ports (54).},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
}

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