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Title: Direct carbon fuel cell and stack designs

Abstract

Disclosed are novel configurations of Direct Carbon Fuel Cells (DCFCs), which optionally comprise a liquid anode. The liquid anode comprises a molten salt/metal, preferably Sb, and a fuel, which has significant elemental carbon content (coal, bio-mass, etc.). The supply of fuel is continuously replenished in the anode. In addition, a stack configuration is suggested where combining a large number of planar or tubular fuel elements.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1438440
Patent Number(s):
9,979,039
Application Number:
14/785,133
Assignee:
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001004
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 17
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Gorte, Raymond J., and Oh, Tae-Sik. Direct carbon fuel cell and stack designs. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Gorte, Raymond J., & Oh, Tae-Sik. Direct carbon fuel cell and stack designs. United States.
Gorte, Raymond J., and Oh, Tae-Sik. Tue . "Direct carbon fuel cell and stack designs". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1438440.
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