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Solid oxide fuel cell systems with hot zones having improved reactant distribution

United States Patent

December 24, 2013
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A Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) system having a hot zone with a center cathode air feed tube for improved reactant distribution, a CPOX reactor attached at the anode feed end of the hot zone with a tail gas combustor at the opposing end for more uniform heat distribution, and a counter-flow heat exchanger for efficient heat retention.
Poshusta; Joseph C. (Broomfield, CO), Booten; Charles W. (Arvada, CO), Martin; Jerry L. (Superior, CO)
Protonex Technology Corporation (Southborough, MA)
13/ 645,054
October 4, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under government contract DE-FC36-04GO14318 awarded by the Department of Energy to Protonex Technology LLC. The Government may have certain rights in the invention.