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Title: Generator configuration for solid oxide fuel cells

Abstract

Disclosed are improvements in a solid oxide fuel cell generator 1 having a multiplicity of electrically connected solid oxide fuel cells 2, where a fuel gas is passed over one side of said cells and an oxygen-containing gas is passed over the other side of said cells resulting in the generation of heat and electricity. The improvements comprise arranging the cells in the configuration of a circle, a spiral, or folded rows within a cylindrical generator, and modifying the flow rate, oxygen concentration, and/or temperature of the oxygen-containing gases that flow to those cells that are at the periphery of the generator relative to those cells that are at the center of the generator. In these ways, a more uniform temperature is obtained throughout the generator.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Plum Boro, PA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP
OSTI Identifier:
867153
Patent Number(s):
4876163
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA) NETL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-80ET17089
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
generator; configuration; solid; oxide; fuel; cells; disclosed; improvements; cell; multiplicity; electrically; connected; gas; passed; oxygen-containing; resulting; generation; heat; electricity; comprise; arranging; circle; spiral; folded; rows; cylindrical; modifying; flow; rate; oxygen; concentration; temperature; gases; periphery; relative; center; uniform; obtained; throughout; fuel cell; containing gases; oxygen concentration; oxygen-containing gas; cell generator; fuel gas; fuel cells; flow rate; oxide fuel; solid oxide; electrically connected; containing gas; uniform temperature; connected solid; cells resulting; oxygen-containing gases; generator configuration; /429/

Citation Formats

Reichner, Philip. Generator configuration for solid oxide fuel cells. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Reichner, Philip. Generator configuration for solid oxide fuel cells. United States.
Reichner, Philip. Sun . "Generator configuration for solid oxide fuel cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867153.
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author = {Reichner, Philip},
abstractNote = {Disclosed are improvements in a solid oxide fuel cell generator 1 having a multiplicity of electrically connected solid oxide fuel cells 2, where a fuel gas is passed over one side of said cells and an oxygen-containing gas is passed over the other side of said cells resulting in the generation of heat and electricity. The improvements comprise arranging the cells in the configuration of a circle, a spiral, or folded rows within a cylindrical generator, and modifying the flow rate, oxygen concentration, and/or temperature of the oxygen-containing gases that flow to those cells that are at the periphery of the generator relative to those cells that are at the center of the generator. In these ways, a more uniform temperature is obtained throughout the generator.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
}

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