A flame-assisted fuel cell (FFC) system with self-sustained micro-combustion at high equivalence ratios

Jiashen Tian, Ryan J. Milcarek

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Abstract

Flame-assisted fuel cell (FFC) systems have been investigated and developed for small scale power generation applications. The introduction of micro-combustion into the FFC setup has potential to increase the electrical efficiency of the system and reduce the size. However, micro-combustion at high equivalence ratios in FFC systems still needs more investigation. In this paper, a FFC system with micro-combustion at high equivalence ratios is discussed. The thermal and mass balance in this system are analyzed to evaluate the theoretical possibility of self-sustained micro-combustion at high equivalence ratios in FFC systems. The effect of heat recirculation on the system performance is investigated. Due to operation at high equivalence ratios, the electrical efficiency of the system is competitive with other micro-scale power generation systems and also shows great potential for high performance micro combined heat and power (CHP) systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2019 Power Conference, POWER 2019
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791859100
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
EventASME 2019 Power Conference, POWER 2019 - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: Jul 15 2019Jul 18 2019

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Power Division (Publication) POWER
Volume2019-July

Conference

ConferenceASME 2019 Power Conference, POWER 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City
Period7/15/197/18/19

Keywords

  • Flame assisted fuel cell (FFC)
  • Heat
  • Heat recirculation
  • Micro flow reactor
  • Power cogeneration
  • Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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    Tian, J., & Milcarek, R. J. (2019). A flame-assisted fuel cell (FFC) system with self-sustained micro-combustion at high equivalence ratios. In ASME 2019 Power Conference, POWER 2019 (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Power Division (Publication) POWER; Vol. 2019-July). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/POWER2019-1862