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Title: Fuel cell system combustor

Abstract

A fuel cell system including a fuel reformer heated by a catalytic combustor fired by anode and cathode effluents. The combustor includes a turbulator section at its input end for intimately mixing the anode and cathode effluents before they contact the combustors primary catalyst bed. The turbulator comprises at least one porous bed of mixing media that provides a tortuous path therethrough for creating turbulent flow and intimate mixing of the anode and cathode effluents therein.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Rochester, NY)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GENERAL MOTORS CORP
OSTI Identifier:
873736
Patent Number(s):
6232005
Assignee:
General Motors Corporation (Detroit, MI) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-90CH10435
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; cell; combustor; including; reformer; heated; catalytic; fired; anode; cathode; effluents; turbulator; section; input; intimately; mixing; contact; combustors; primary; catalyst; bed; comprises; porous; media; provides; tortuous; path; therethrough; creating; turbulent; flow; intimate; therein; catalytic combustor; porous bed; fuel cell; catalyst bed; turbulent flow; cathode effluents; fuel reformer; reformer heated; combustor fired; cathode effluent; /429/

Citation Formats

Pettit, William Henry. Fuel cell system combustor. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Pettit, William Henry. Fuel cell system combustor. United States.
Pettit, William Henry. Mon . "Fuel cell system combustor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873736.
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abstractNote = {A fuel cell system including a fuel reformer heated by a catalytic combustor fired by anode and cathode effluents. The combustor includes a turbulator section at its input end for intimately mixing the anode and cathode effluents before they contact the combustors primary catalyst bed. The turbulator comprises at least one porous bed of mixing media that provides a tortuous path therethrough for creating turbulent flow and intimate mixing of the anode and cathode effluents therein.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {1}
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