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Carbonate fuel cell and components thereof for in-situ delayed addition of carbonate electrolyte

United States Patent

May 10, 2011
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An apparatus and method in which a delayed carbonate electrolyte is stored in the storage areas of a non-electrolyte matrix fuel cell component and is of a preselected content so as to obtain a delayed time release of the electrolyte in the storage areas in the operating temperature range of the fuel cell.
Johnsen; Richard (Waterbury, CT), Yuh; Chao-Yi (New Milford, CT), Farooque; Mohammad (Danbury, CT)
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Danbury, CT)
11/ 139,758
May 27, 2005
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-FG02-95ER81966 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.