Investigation of the energy budget in an internal reforming tubular type solid oxide fuel cell through numerical computation

Pei Wen Li, Laura Schaefer, Minking K. Chyu

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Abstract

Based on a numerical computation simultaneously solving the fields of flow, heat and mass transfer, the energy budget in a tubular type solid oxide fuel cell is delineated for better understanding of the energy conversion performance and the heat transfer characteristics. It is found that the Joule heating due to ion and electron conduction in cell components is at the same level as that of the thermal energy released from the electrochemical reaction. The energy budget varies significantly with the operating current density of the fuel cell because the Joule heating and thermal energy increase in different manner with the operating current density.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2003 International Joint Power Generation Conference
Pages923-930
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 International Joint Power Generation Conference - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2003Jun 19 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2003 International Joint Power Generation Conference

Other

Other2003 International Joint Power Generation Conference
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period6/16/036/19/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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