skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: SOFC seal and cell thermal management

Abstract

The solid oxide fuel cell module includes a manifold, a plate, a cathode electrode, a fuel cell and an anode electrode. The manifold includes an air or oxygen inlet in communication with divergent passages above the periphery of the cell which combine to flow the air or oxygen radially or inwardly for reception in the center of the cathode flow field. The latter has interconnects providing circuitous cooling passages in a generally radial outward direction cooling the fuel cell and which interconnects are formed of different thermal conductivity materials for a preferential cooling.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Neenah, WI
  2. Huntington Beach, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
HYBRID POWER GENERATION SYSTEM
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1018205
Patent Number(s):
7943266
Application Number:
11/257,156
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-01NT41245
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Potnis, Shailesh Vijay, and Rehg, Timothy Joseph. SOFC seal and cell thermal management. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Potnis, Shailesh Vijay, & Rehg, Timothy Joseph. SOFC seal and cell thermal management. United States.
Potnis, Shailesh Vijay, and Rehg, Timothy Joseph. Tue . "SOFC seal and cell thermal management". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1018205.
@article{osti_1018205,
title = {SOFC seal and cell thermal management},
author = {Potnis, Shailesh Vijay and Rehg, Timothy Joseph},
abstractNote = {The solid oxide fuel cell module includes a manifold, a plate, a cathode electrode, a fuel cell and an anode electrode. The manifold includes an air or oxygen inlet in communication with divergent passages above the periphery of the cell which combine to flow the air or oxygen radially or inwardly for reception in the center of the cathode flow field. The latter has interconnects providing circuitous cooling passages in a generally radial outward direction cooling the fuel cell and which interconnects are formed of different thermal conductivity materials for a preferential cooling.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {5}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: