Title

Characterization of Propane-Fueled SOFC Portable Power Systems

Publication Title

ECS Transactions

Publication Date

2011

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1149/1.3569991

Keywords

propane-fueled SOFC portable power systems

Disciplines

Chemical Engineering

Abstract

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) have the capability to use hydrocarbon fuels and the potential to offer high efficiency and reliable power to many end users. Propane is a popular and readily available commercial fuel for a wide range of portable applications. This paper discusses various aspects of several propane-fueled and thermally self-sustained SOFC portable power systems, such as startup and shutdown characteristics, thermal cycling, load cycling, power output stability, effects of environmental temperatures and humidity on performance, and durability.