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Title: Method for generating a gas which may be used for startup and shutdown of a fuel cell

Abstract

The present invention provides a method for generating a gas that may be used for startup and shutdown of a fuel cell. In a non-limiting embodiment, the method may include generating a nitrogen-rich stream; merging the nitrogen-rich stream with a hydrocarbon fuel stream into a feed mixture stream; and catalytically converting the feed mixture into a reducing gas.

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LG Fuel Cell Systems Inc., North Canton, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531888
Patent Number(s):
8,597,841
Application Number:
12/554,039
Assignee:
LG Fuel Cell Systems Inc. (North Canton, OH)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-06NT42809
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2009-09-04
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Scotto, Mark Vincent, Birmingham, Daniel P., DeBellis, Crispin L., Perna, Mark Anthony, and Rush, Gregory C. Method for generating a gas which may be used for startup and shutdown of a fuel cell. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Scotto, Mark Vincent, Birmingham, Daniel P., DeBellis, Crispin L., Perna, Mark Anthony, & Rush, Gregory C. Method for generating a gas which may be used for startup and shutdown of a fuel cell. United States.
Scotto, Mark Vincent, Birmingham, Daniel P., DeBellis, Crispin L., Perna, Mark Anthony, and Rush, Gregory C. Tue . "Method for generating a gas which may be used for startup and shutdown of a fuel cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531888.
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abstractNote = {The present invention provides a method for generating a gas that may be used for startup and shutdown of a fuel cell. In a non-limiting embodiment, the method may include generating a nitrogen-rich stream; merging the nitrogen-rich stream with a hydrocarbon fuel stream into a feed mixture stream; and catalytically converting the feed mixture into a reducing gas.},
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