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Title: Corner heating in rectangular solid oxide electrochemical cell generators

Abstract

Disclosed is an improvement in a solid oxide electrochemical cell generator 1 having a rectangular design with four sides that meet at corners, and containing multiplicity of electrically connected fuel cells 11, where a fuel gas is passed over one side of said cells and an oxygen containing gas is passed into said cells, and said fuel is burned to form heat, electricity, and an exhaust gas. The improvement comprises passing the exhaust gases over the multiplicity of cells 11 in such a way that more of the heat in said exhaust gases flows at the corners of the generator, such as through channels 19.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Plum Boro, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866859
Patent Number(s):
4808491
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-80ET17089
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
corner; heating; rectangular; solid; oxide; electrochemical; cell; generators; disclosed; improvement; generator; design; meet; corners; containing; multiplicity; electrically; connected; fuel; cells; 11; gas; passed; oxygen; burned; form; heat; electricity; exhaust; comprises; passing; gases; flows; channels; 19; fuel cell; oxygen containing; oxide electrochemical; cell generator; exhaust gases; fuel gas; fuel cells; electrochemical cell; solid oxide; electrically connected; improvement comprises; containing gas; exhaust gas; cell generators; comprises passing; connected fuel; /429/

Citation Formats

Reichner, Philip. Corner heating in rectangular solid oxide electrochemical cell generators. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Reichner, Philip. Corner heating in rectangular solid oxide electrochemical cell generators. United States.
Reichner, Philip. Sun . "Corner heating in rectangular solid oxide electrochemical cell generators". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866859.
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abstractNote = {Disclosed is an improvement in a solid oxide electrochemical cell generator 1 having a rectangular design with four sides that meet at corners, and containing multiplicity of electrically connected fuel cells 11, where a fuel gas is passed over one side of said cells and an oxygen containing gas is passed into said cells, and said fuel is burned to form heat, electricity, and an exhaust gas. The improvement comprises passing the exhaust gases over the multiplicity of cells 11 in such a way that more of the heat in said exhaust gases flows at the corners of the generator, such as through channels 19.},
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