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A New Geometry High Performance Small Power MCFC

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Franco Cotana

 Università degli Studi di Perugia, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Via G. Duranti 67, 06125 Perugia, Italycotana@unipg.it

Federico Rossi

 Università degli Studi di Perugia, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Via G. Duranti 67, 06125 Perugia, Italyfrossi@unipg.it

Andrea Nicolini

 Università degli Studi di Perugia, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Via G. Duranti 67, 06125 Perugia, Italynicolini.unipg@ciriaf.it

J. Fuel Cell Sci. Technol 1(1), 25-29 (May 04, 2004) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1782924 History: Received March 03, 2004; Revised May 04, 2004

Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells (MCFC) operate at temperatures ranging from 600 to 700°C; high temperatures allow to obtain low internal losses with large benefits in terms of generated electric power. A new geometry for small sized MCFCs is proposed in this paper. Cell thermofluidodynamic performance has been analyzed through a numerical code. Simulation results verified the suitability of the proposed cell design solutions. A stack consisting of three elementary units has been created in order to experimentally evaluate the proposed cell performance.

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(a) The proposed MCFC design scheme; (b) distribution and exhaust collectors position

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The proposed MCFC elementary cell

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Inlet and outlet manifolds system for the proposed MCFC

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Inlet and outlet gas flow example relative to the anodic compartment

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(a) Anodic upper chamber temperature distribution; (b) cathodic lower chamber temperature distribution; (c) anodic upper chamber pressure distribution; (d) cathodic lower chamber pressure distribution; (e) anodic upper chamber velocity distribution; (f) cathodic lower chamber velocity distribution

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An element of the MCFC prototype (cathodic lower chamber view)

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