An original cylindrical small size molten carbonate fuel cell is presented. The cell’s main peculiarity is its unique architecture in terms of both elements geometry and gases arrangements. Experimental tests on materials and system solutions were carried out on a single cell preliminary facility. Results allowed to identify optimising solutions which were applied on a new single cell facility. Further experimental tests allowed to determine the final cell configuration where sealing is enhanced and compression strain is further kept uniform along the cell surface. Final tests were carried out on a 1 kW stack comprising 15 single cells. Results suggest that the proposed cell design is a promising solution for CHP applications because of performances, durability and construction costs.

A Cylindrical Small Size Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell: Experimental Investigation on Materials and Improving Performance Solutions

ROSSI, Federico;NICOLINI, ANDREA
2009-01-01

Abstract

An original cylindrical small size molten carbonate fuel cell is presented. The cell’s main peculiarity is its unique architecture in terms of both elements geometry and gases arrangements. Experimental tests on materials and system solutions were carried out on a single cell preliminary facility. Results allowed to identify optimising solutions which were applied on a new single cell facility. Further experimental tests allowed to determine the final cell configuration where sealing is enhanced and compression strain is further kept uniform along the cell surface. Final tests were carried out on a 1 kW stack comprising 15 single cells. Results suggest that the proposed cell design is a promising solution for CHP applications because of performances, durability and construction costs.
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