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Title: Fuel cell generator

Abstract

A high temperature solid electrolyte fuel cell generator comprising a housing means defining a plurality of chambers including a generator chamber and a combustion products chamber, a porous barrier separating the generator and combustion product chambers, a plurality of elongated annular fuel cells each having a closed end and an open end with the open ends disposed within the combustion product chamber, the cells extending from the open end through the porous barrier and into the generator chamber, a conduit for each cell, each conduit extending into a portion of each cell disposed within the generator chamber, each conduit having means for discharging a first gaseous reactant within each fuel cell, exhaust means for exhausting the combustion product chamber, manifolding means for supplying the first gaseous reactant to the conduits with the manifolding means disposed within the combustion product chamber between the porous barrier and the exhaust means and the manifolding means further comprising support and bypass means for providing support of the manifolding means within the housing while allowing combustion products from the first and a second gaseous reactant to flow past the manifolding means to the exhaust means, and means for flowing the second gaseous reactant into themore » generator chamber.« less

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Monroeville, PA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP
OSTI Identifier:
865465
Patent Number(s):
4520082
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-80ET17089
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; cell; generator; temperature; solid; electrolyte; comprising; housing; means; defining; plurality; chambers; including; chamber; combustion; products; porous; barrier; separating; product; elongated; annular; cells; closed; disposed; extending; conduit; portion; discharging; gaseous; reactant; exhaust; exhausting; manifolding; supplying; conduits; support; bypass; providing; allowing; flow; past; flowing; manifolding means; housing means; fuel cell; generator chamber; electrolyte fuel; means disposed; gaseous reactant; temperature solid; combustion products; cell generator; fuel cells; solid electrolyte; annular fuel; combustion product; providing support; conduit extending; flow past; porous barrier; comprising support; means defining; elongated annular; generator comprising; barrier separating; /429/

Citation Formats

Makiel, Joseph M. Fuel cell generator. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Makiel, Joseph M. Fuel cell generator. United States.
Makiel, Joseph M. Tue . "Fuel cell generator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865465.
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title = {Fuel cell generator},
author = {Makiel, Joseph M.},
abstractNote = {A high temperature solid electrolyte fuel cell generator comprising a housing means defining a plurality of chambers including a generator chamber and a combustion products chamber, a porous barrier separating the generator and combustion product chambers, a plurality of elongated annular fuel cells each having a closed end and an open end with the open ends disposed within the combustion product chamber, the cells extending from the open end through the porous barrier and into the generator chamber, a conduit for each cell, each conduit extending into a portion of each cell disposed within the generator chamber, each conduit having means for discharging a first gaseous reactant within each fuel cell, exhaust means for exhausting the combustion product chamber, manifolding means for supplying the first gaseous reactant to the conduits with the manifolding means disposed within the combustion product chamber between the porous barrier and the exhaust means and the manifolding means further comprising support and bypass means for providing support of the manifolding means within the housing while allowing combustion products from the first and a second gaseous reactant to flow past the manifolding means to the exhaust means, and means for flowing the second gaseous reactant into the generator chamber.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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