Startup Characteristics of Propane-Fueled Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hot Zones
For portable applications, a fuel cell often experiences frequent startups and shutdowns. Therefore the startup and shutdown behaviors are critical to a portable solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and SOFC system. This paper discusses propane-fueled and thermally self-sustained SOFC hot zones and their startup characteristics in terms of temperatures, time, fuel and air utilization, O/C ratio, and repeatability.
Published in ECS Transactions, Volume 35, Issue 1, 2011, pages 2735-2744.
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Publisher’s Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/1.3570272
Du, Y., Cui, D., Reifsnider, K., & Chen, F. (2011). Startup Characteristics of Propane-Fueled Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hot Zones. ECS Transactions, 35 (1), 2735 – 2744. http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/1.3570272