The influence off different factors on the temperature distribution in the battery solid oxide fuel cells

The thermal model of the power plant based on the solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) fed with methane is developed. The power plant includes three heat-generating zones: a fuel-cell stack, a reactor of partial oxidation (RPO), and an afterburner. It is shown that temperature distribution along the battery depends on three factors: a methane consumption, a methane to air relation in the flow fed to the RPO, and a battery current. Results of modeling well correlate with the experimental data received on the power plant prototype with the SOFC stack consisted on 16 tubular cells.


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