Title

Startup Characteristics of Propane-Fueled Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hot Zones

Publication Title

ECS Transactions

Publication Date

2011

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1149/1.3570272

Keywords

startup, propane-fueled solid oxide fuel cell hot zones

Disciplines

Chemical Engineering

Abstract

For portable applications, a fuel cell often experiences frequent startups and shutdowns. Therefore the startup and shutdown behaviors are critical to a portable solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and SOFC system. This paper discusses propane-fueled and thermally self-sustained SOFC hot zones and their startup characteristics in terms of temperatures, time, fuel and air utilization, O/C ratio, and repeatability.