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Title: Self-cooling mono-container fuel cell generators and power plants using an array of such generators

Abstract

A mono-container fuel cell generator (10) contains a layer of interior insulation (14), a layer of exterior insulation (16) and a single housing (20) between the insulation layers, where fuel cells, containing electrodes and electrolyte, are surrounded by the interior insulation (14) in the interior (12) of the generator, and the generator is capable of operating at temperatures over about 650.degree. C., where the combination of interior and exterior insulation layers have the ability to control the temperature in the housing (20) below the degradation temperature of the housing material. The housing can also contain integral cooling ducts, and a plurality of these generators can be positioned next to each other to provide a power block array with interior cooling.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Greensburg, PA)
  2. (Valencia, PA)
  3. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA)
OSTI Identifier:
871538
Patent Number(s):
5750278
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA) NETL
DOE Contract Number:  
FC21-91MC28055
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
self-cooling; mono-container; fuel; cell; generators; power; plants; array; generator; 10; contains; layer; interior; insulation; 14; exterior; 16; single; housing; 20; layers; cells; containing; electrodes; electrolyte; surrounded; 12; capable; operating; temperatures; 650; degree; combination; ability; control; temperature; below; degradation; material; contain; integral; cooling; ducts; plurality; positioned; provide; block; fuel cell; single housing; power plants; cell generator; fuel cells; power plant; cell generators; exterior insulation; insulation layers; cooling duct; mono-container fuel; degradation temperature; insulation layer; /429/

Citation Formats

Gillett, James E., Dederer, Jeffrey T., and Zafred, Paolo R. Self-cooling mono-container fuel cell generators and power plants using an array of such generators. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Gillett, James E., Dederer, Jeffrey T., & Zafred, Paolo R. Self-cooling mono-container fuel cell generators and power plants using an array of such generators. United States.
Gillett, James E., Dederer, Jeffrey T., and Zafred, Paolo R. Thu . "Self-cooling mono-container fuel cell generators and power plants using an array of such generators". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871538.
@article{osti_871538,
title = {Self-cooling mono-container fuel cell generators and power plants using an array of such generators},
author = {Gillett, James E. and Dederer, Jeffrey T. and Zafred, Paolo R.},
abstractNote = {A mono-container fuel cell generator (10) contains a layer of interior insulation (14), a layer of exterior insulation (16) and a single housing (20) between the insulation layers, where fuel cells, containing electrodes and electrolyte, are surrounded by the interior insulation (14) in the interior (12) of the generator, and the generator is capable of operating at temperatures over about 650.degree. C., where the combination of interior and exterior insulation layers have the ability to control the temperature in the housing (20) below the degradation temperature of the housing material. The housing can also contain integral cooling ducts, and a plurality of these generators can be positioned next to each other to provide a power block array with interior cooling.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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