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Title: Fuel cell system for transportation applications

Abstract

A propulsion system for a vehicle having pairs of front and rear wheels and a fuel tank. An electrically driven motor having an output shaft operatively connected to at least one of said pair of wheels is connected to a fuel cell having a positive electrode and a negative electrode separated by an electrolyte for producing dc power to operate the motor. A partial oxidation reformer is connected both to the fuel tank and to the fuel cell receives hydrogen-containing fuel from the fuel tank and water and air and for partially oxidizing and reforming the fuel with water and air in the presence of an oxidizing catalyst and a reforming catalyst to produce a hydrogen-containing gas. The hydrogen-containing gas is sent from the partial oxidation reformer to the fuel cell negative electrode while air is transported to the fuel cell positive electrode to produce dc power for operating the electric motor.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3]
  1. (Naperville, IL)
  2. (Evanston, IL)
  3. (Downers Grove, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
868939
Patent Number(s):
5248566
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; cell; transportation; applications; propulsion; vehicle; pairs; front; rear; wheels; tank; electrically; driven; motor; output; shaft; operatively; connected; pair; positive; electrode; negative; separated; electrolyte; producing; dc; power; operate; partial; oxidation; reformer; receives; hydrogen-containing; water; air; partially; oxidizing; reforming; presence; catalyst; produce; gas; transported; operating; electric; hydrogen-containing gas; containing fuel; fuel cell; fuel tank; reforming catalyst; output shaft; partial oxidation; dc power; positive electrode; negative electrode; electric motor; containing gas; operatively connected; oxidation reformer; partially oxidizing; electrode separated; electrically driven; /429/180/

Citation Formats

Kumar, Romesh, Ahmed, Shabbir, Krumpelt, Michael, and Myles, Kevin M. Fuel cell system for transportation applications. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Kumar, Romesh, Ahmed, Shabbir, Krumpelt, Michael, & Myles, Kevin M. Fuel cell system for transportation applications. United States.
Kumar, Romesh, Ahmed, Shabbir, Krumpelt, Michael, and Myles, Kevin M. Fri . "Fuel cell system for transportation applications". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868939.
@article{osti_868939,
title = {Fuel cell system for transportation applications},
author = {Kumar, Romesh and Ahmed, Shabbir and Krumpelt, Michael and Myles, Kevin M.},
abstractNote = {A propulsion system for a vehicle having pairs of front and rear wheels and a fuel tank. An electrically driven motor having an output shaft operatively connected to at least one of said pair of wheels is connected to a fuel cell having a positive electrode and a negative electrode separated by an electrolyte for producing dc power to operate the motor. A partial oxidation reformer is connected both to the fuel tank and to the fuel cell receives hydrogen-containing fuel from the fuel tank and water and air and for partially oxidizing and reforming the fuel with water and air in the presence of an oxidizing catalyst and a reforming catalyst to produce a hydrogen-containing gas. The hydrogen-containing gas is sent from the partial oxidation reformer to the fuel cell negative electrode while air is transported to the fuel cell positive electrode to produce dc power for operating the electric motor.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
}

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