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Title: Modular fuel-cell stack assembly

Abstract

A modular multi-stack fuel-cell assembly in which the fuel-cell stacks are situated within a containment structure and in which a gas distributor is provided in the structure and distributes received fuel and oxidant gases to the stacks and receives exhausted fuel and oxidant gas from the stacks so as to realize a desired gas flow distribution and gas pressure differential through the stacks. The gas distributor is centrally and symmetrically arranged relative to the stacks so that it itself promotes realization of the desired gas flow distribution and pressure differential.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Danbury, CT
  2. West Granby, CT
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
983769
Patent Number(s):
7323270
Application Number:
10/916,235
Assignee:
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Danbury, CT)
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
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
FC21-95MC31184
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

Patel, Pinakin, and Urko, Willam. Modular fuel-cell stack assembly. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Patel, Pinakin, & Urko, Willam. Modular fuel-cell stack assembly. United States.
Patel, Pinakin, and Urko, Willam. Tue . "Modular fuel-cell stack assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/983769.
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