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SOFC seal and cell thermal management

United States Patent

May 17, 2011
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The solid oxide fuel cell module includes a manifold, a plate, a cathode electrode, a fuel cell and an anode electrode. The manifold includes an air or oxygen inlet in communication with divergent passages above the periphery of the cell which combine to flow the air or oxygen radially or inwardly for reception in the center of the cathode flow field. The latter has interconnects providing circuitous cooling passages in a generally radial outward direction cooling the fuel cell and which interconnects are formed of different thermal conductivity materials for a preferential cooling.
Potnis; Shailesh Vijay (Neenah, WI), Rehg; Timothy Joseph (Huntington Beach, CA)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
11/ 257,156
October 25, 2005
The U.S. government may have certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-FC26-01NT41245 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.