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Title: Methanol tailgas combustor control method

Abstract

A method for controlling the power and temperature and fuel source of a combustor in a fuel cell apparatus to supply heat to a fuel processor where the combustor has dual fuel inlet streams including a first fuel stream, and a second fuel stream of anode effluent from the fuel cell and reformate from the fuel processor. In all operating modes, an enthalpy balance is determined by regulating the amount of the first and/or second fuel streams and the quantity of the first air flow stream to support fuel processor power requirements.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Rochester, NY)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GENERAL MOTORS CORP
OSTI Identifier:
874664
Patent Number(s):
6436561
Assignee:
General Motors Corporation (Detroit, MI) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-90CH10435
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
methanol; tailgas; combustor; control; method; controlling; power; temperature; fuel; source; cell; apparatus; supply; heat; processor; dual; inlet; streams; including; stream; anode; effluent; reformate; operating; modes; enthalpy; balance; determined; regulating; amount; andor; quantity; air; flow; support; requirements; fuel cell; air flow; flow stream; control method; cell apparatus; fuel source; dual fuel; inlet stream; supply heat; /429/

Citation Formats

Hart-Predmore, David J., and Pettit, William H. Methanol tailgas combustor control method. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Hart-Predmore, David J., & Pettit, William H. Methanol tailgas combustor control method. United States.
Hart-Predmore, David J., and Pettit, William H. Tue . "Methanol tailgas combustor control method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874664.
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title = {Methanol tailgas combustor control method},
author = {Hart-Predmore, David J. and Pettit, William H.},
abstractNote = {A method for controlling the power and temperature and fuel source of a combustor in a fuel cell apparatus to supply heat to a fuel processor where the combustor has dual fuel inlet streams including a first fuel stream, and a second fuel stream of anode effluent from the fuel cell and reformate from the fuel processor. In all operating modes, an enthalpy balance is determined by regulating the amount of the first and/or second fuel streams and the quantity of the first air flow stream to support fuel processor power requirements.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
}

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