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Title: Solid oxide fuel cell systems with hot zones having improved reactant distribution

Abstract

A Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) system having a hot zone with a center cathode air feed tube for improved reactant distribution, a CPOX reactor attached at the anode feed end of the hot zone with a tail gas combustor at the opposing end for more uniform heat distribution, and a counter-flow heat exchanger for efficient heat retention.

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Research Org.:
Protonex Technology Corporation, Southborough, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1253334
Patent Number(s):
9343758
Application Number:
14/083,854
Assignee:
Protonex Technology Corporation (Southborough, 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 Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-04GO14318
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Nov 19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Poshusta, Joseph C., Booten, Charles W., and Martin, Jerry L. Solid oxide fuel cell systems with hot zones having improved reactant distribution. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Poshusta, Joseph C., Booten, Charles W., & Martin, Jerry L. Solid oxide fuel cell systems with hot zones having improved reactant distribution. United States.
Poshusta, Joseph C., Booten, Charles W., and Martin, Jerry L. Tue . "Solid oxide fuel cell systems with hot zones having improved reactant distribution". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1253334.
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abstractNote = {A Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) system having a hot zone with a center cathode air feed tube for improved reactant distribution, a CPOX reactor attached at the anode feed end of the hot zone with a tail gas combustor at the opposing end for more uniform heat distribution, and a counter-flow heat exchanger for efficient heat retention.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
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