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Title: Variable area fuel cell cooling

Abstract

A fuel cell arrangement having cooling fluid flow passages which vary in surface area from the inlet to the outlet of the passages. A smaller surface area is provided at the passage inlet, which increases toward the passage outlet, so as to provide more uniform cooling of the entire fuel cell. The cooling passages can also be spaced from one another in an uneven fashion.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Churchill Borough, PA
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
864173
Patent Number(s):
4324844
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F28 - HEAT EXCHANGE IN GENERAL F28F - DETAILS OF HEAT-EXCHANGE AND HEAT-TRANSFER APPARATUS, OF GENERAL APPLICATION
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
DOE Contract Number:  
ET-78-C-03-2031
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
variable; fuel; cell; cooling; arrangement; fluid; flow; passages; vary; surface; inlet; outlet; provided; passage; increases; provide; uniform; entire; spaced; uneven; fashion; cooling passages; fuel cell; flow passage; cooling fluid; fluid flow; flow passages; cell arrangement; form coo; /429/

Citation Formats

Kothmann, Richard E. Variable area fuel cell cooling. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Kothmann, Richard E. Variable area fuel cell cooling. United States.
Kothmann, Richard E. Fri . "Variable area fuel cell cooling". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864173.
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