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Title: Solid oxide fuel cell matrix and modules

Abstract

Porous refractory ceramic blocks arranged in an abutting, stacked configuration and forming a three dimensional array provide a support structure and coupling means for a plurality of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). The stack of ceramic blocks is self-supporting, with a plurality of such stacked arrays forming a matrix enclosed in an insulating refractory brick structure having an outer steel layer. The necessary connections for air, fuel, burnt gas, and anode and cathode connections are provided through the brick and steel outer shell. The ceramic blocks are so designed with respect to the strings of modules that by simple and logical design the strings could be replaced by hot reloading if one should fail. The hot reloading concept has not been included in any previous designs. 11 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA); Combustion Engineering, Inc., Stamford, CT (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6296426
Patent Number(s):
-US-A7184918
Application Number:
ON: DE89009607
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-14-022342; EDB-89-062462
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; SOLID ELECTROLYTES; DESIGN; CERAMICS; CONFIGURATION; ENGINEERING DRAWINGS; INVENTIONS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; DIAGRAMS; ELECTROLYTES; 300501* - Fuel Cells- Design & Development; 300503 - Fuel Cells- Materials, Components, & Auxiliaries

Citation Formats

Riley, B. Solid oxide fuel cell matrix and modules. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Riley, B. Solid oxide fuel cell matrix and modules. United States.
Riley, B. Fri . "Solid oxide fuel cell matrix and modules". United States.
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abstractNote = {Porous refractory ceramic blocks arranged in an abutting, stacked configuration and forming a three dimensional array provide a support structure and coupling means for a plurality of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). The stack of ceramic blocks is self-supporting, with a plurality of such stacked arrays forming a matrix enclosed in an insulating refractory brick structure having an outer steel layer. The necessary connections for air, fuel, burnt gas, and anode and cathode connections are provided through the brick and steel outer shell. The ceramic blocks are so designed with respect to the strings of modules that by simple and logical design the strings could be replaced by hot reloading if one should fail. The hot reloading concept has not been included in any previous designs. 11 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {4}
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