Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells (MCFC) working temperatures are 600-700°C; thus, MCFC are characterized by high energy conversion efficiency. However, only large size MCFC (from kW hundreds to MW tens power range) are actually realized, both for economic and technical reasons. A new geometry small size MCFC is here proposed. Cell thermofluidodynamical performances have been analyzed by means of a numerical code. Simulations results verified the suitability of the proposed cell design solutions. A stack constituted by three elementary units has been realized in order to experimentally evaluate the proposed cell performances.

A New Geometry High Performance Low Power MCFC

COTANA, Franco;NICOLINI, ANDREA;ROSSI, Federico
2004-01-01

Abstract

Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells (MCFC) working temperatures are 600-700°C; thus, MCFC are characterized by high energy conversion efficiency. However, only large size MCFC (from kW hundreds to MW tens power range) are actually realized, both for economic and technical reasons. A new geometry small size MCFC is here proposed. Cell thermofluidodynamical performances have been analyzed by means of a numerical code. Simulations results verified the suitability of the proposed cell design solutions. A stack constituted by three elementary units has been realized in order to experimentally evaluate the proposed cell performances.
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