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Title: Fuel cell system with combustor-heated reformer

Abstract

A fuel cell system including a fuel reformer heated by a catalytic combustor fired by anode effluent and/or fuel from a liquid fuel supply providing fuel for the fuel cell. The combustor includes a vaporizer section heated by the combustor exhaust gases for vaporizing the fuel before feeding it into the combustor. Cathode effluent is used as the principle oxidant for the combustor.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Rochester, NY
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Motors LLC, Detroit, MI (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873043
Patent Number(s):
US 6077620
Assignee:
General Motors Corporation (Detroit, MI)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-90CH10435
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; cell; combustor-heated; reformer; including; heated; catalytic; combustor; fired; anode; effluent; liquid; supply; providing; vaporizer; section; exhaust; gases; vaporizing; feeding; cathode; principle; oxidant; catalytic combustor; fuel cell; fuel supply; exhaust gases; liquid fuel; exhaust gas; fuel reformer; providing fuel; reformer heated; combustor fired; supply providing; cathode effluent; /429/

Citation Formats

Pettit, William Henry. Fuel cell system with combustor-heated reformer. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Pettit, William Henry. Fuel cell system with combustor-heated reformer. United States.
Pettit, William Henry. 2000. "Fuel cell system with combustor-heated reformer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873043.
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abstractNote = {A fuel cell system including a fuel reformer heated by a catalytic combustor fired by anode effluent and/or fuel from a liquid fuel supply providing fuel for the fuel cell. The combustor includes a vaporizer section heated by the combustor exhaust gases for vaporizing the fuel before feeding it into the combustor. Cathode effluent is used as the principle oxidant for the combustor.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
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