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Title: Method for operating a combustor in a fuel cell system

Abstract

In one aspect, the invention provides a method of operating a combustor to heat a fuel processor to a desired temperature in a fuel cell system, wherein the fuel processor generates hydrogen (H.sub.2) from a hydrocarbon for reaction within a fuel cell to generate electricity. More particularly, the invention provides a method and select system design features which cooperate to provide a start up mode of operation and a smooth transition from start-up of the combustor and fuel processor to a running mode.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Palmyra, NY
  2. Noblesville, IN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Motors LLC, Detroit, MI (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874553
Patent Number(s):
6413661
Assignee:
General Motors Corporation (Detroit, MI)
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
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B60 - VEHICLES IN GENERAL B60L - PROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-90CH10435
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; operating; combustor; fuel; cell; aspect; provides; heat; processor; temperature; generates; hydrogen; hsub2; hydrocarbon; reaction; generate; electricity; select; design; features; cooperate; provide; start; mode; operation; smooth; transition; start-up; running; fuel cell; processor generates; /429/

Citation Formats

Clingerman, Bruce J, and Mowery, Kenneth D. Method for operating a combustor in a fuel cell system. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Clingerman, Bruce J, & Mowery, Kenneth D. Method for operating a combustor in a fuel cell system. United States.
Clingerman, Bruce J, and Mowery, Kenneth D. Tue . "Method for operating a combustor in a fuel cell system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874553.
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