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

Abstract

A method of operating a combustor to heat a fuel processor in a fuel cell system, in which the fuel processor generates a hydrogen-rich stream a portion of which is consumed in a fuel cell stack and a portion of which is discharged from the fuel cell stack and supplied to the combustor, and wherein first and second streams are supplied to the combustor, the first stream being a hydrocarbon fuel stream and the second stream consisting of said hydrogen-rich stream, the method comprising the steps of monitoring the temperature of the fuel processor; regulating the quantity of the first stream to the combustor according to the temperature of the fuel processor; and comparing said quantity of said first stream to a predetermined value or range of predetermined values.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (West Henrietta, NY)
  2. (Palmyra, NY)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GENERAL MOTORS CORP
OSTI Identifier:
874735
Patent Number(s):
6451465
Assignee:
General Motors Corporation (Detroit, MI) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-90CH10435
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; operating; combustor; fuel; cell; heat; processor; generates; hydrogen-rich; stream; portion; consumed; stack; discharged; supplied; streams; hydrocarbon; consisting; comprising; steps; monitoring; temperature; regulating; quantity; comparing; predetermined; value; range; values; fuel cell; cell stack; predetermined value; processor generates; /429/

Citation Formats

Chalfant, Robert W., and Clingerman, Bruce J. Method for operating a combustor in a fuel cell system. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Chalfant, Robert W., & Clingerman, Bruce J. Method for operating a combustor in a fuel cell system. United States.
Chalfant, Robert W., and Clingerman, Bruce J. Tue . "Method for operating a combustor in a fuel cell system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874735.
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title = {Method for operating a combustor in a fuel cell system},
author = {Chalfant, Robert W. and Clingerman, Bruce J.},
abstractNote = {A method of operating a combustor to heat a fuel processor in a fuel cell system, in which the fuel processor generates a hydrogen-rich stream a portion of which is consumed in a fuel cell stack and a portion of which is discharged from the fuel cell stack and supplied to the combustor, and wherein first and second streams are supplied to the combustor, the first stream being a hydrocarbon fuel stream and the second stream consisting of said hydrogen-rich stream, the method comprising the steps of monitoring the temperature of the fuel processor; regulating the quantity of the first stream to the combustor according to the temperature of the fuel processor; and comparing said quantity of said first stream to a predetermined value or range of predetermined values.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
}

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