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Title: Integral reactor system and method for fuel cells

Abstract

A reactor system is integrated internally within an anode-side cavity of a fuel cell. The reactor system is configured to convert hydrocarbons to smaller species while mitigating the lower production of solid carbon. The reactor system may incorporate one or more of a pre-reforming section, an anode exhaust gas recirculation device, and a reforming section.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Acumentrics Corporation, Westwood, MA, USA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1108943
Patent Number(s):
8586252
Application Number:
12/949,248
Assignee:
Acumentrics Corporation (Westwood, MA)
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 Y02P - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-03NT41838
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Fernandes, Neil Edward, Brown, Michael S, Cheekatamarla, Praveen, Deng, Thomas, Dimitrakopoulos, James, and Litka, Anthony F. Integral reactor system and method for fuel cells. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Fernandes, Neil Edward, Brown, Michael S, Cheekatamarla, Praveen, Deng, Thomas, Dimitrakopoulos, James, & Litka, Anthony F. Integral reactor system and method for fuel cells. United States.
Fernandes, Neil Edward, Brown, Michael S, Cheekatamarla, Praveen, Deng, Thomas, Dimitrakopoulos, James, and Litka, Anthony F. Tue . "Integral reactor system and method for fuel cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1108943.
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