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Integrated Solid Oxide Fuel Cell/microturbine Power Systems: Status And Prospective

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR030491

Volume

66

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

602 kb

Author(s)

E. Benini & P. Calza

Abstract

Integrated solid oxide fuel celUmicroturbine power systems: status and prospective E. Benini & P. Calza Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Padova , Italy. Abstract Fuel cell (FC) and microturbine (mGT) hybrid power systems have the potential capability to generate electric and combined heat-electric power at the highest efficiency ever experienced by a small-scale power plant (over 60% net for installed power greater or equal to 200 kWe). This fact, along with low-emission levels that result from FC operation make these systems really attractive for distributed generation applications, and top-candidates to minimize fossil he1 consumption and associated environmental impact. The key points for the development of such hybrid systems rely on both pressurized solid oxide fuel cell (PSOFC) and mGT individual technological enhancements, as well as on solving problems related to component integration. The purpose of this paper is to report a detailed technological assessment of stat

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