ApplicationNo. 549602 filed on 02/12/1975
US Classes:429/17, Generating, regenerating or recycling reactant429/19Having means for active material generation or regeneration
ExaminersPrimary: Mack, John H.
Assistant: Feeley, H. A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassH01M 8/06 (20060101)
AbstractA fuel cell power plant for producing electricity uses pressurized air and fuel in the cells. The power plant includes an autothermal reactor for processing the fuel and a compressor driven by a turbine for compressing the air used by the fuel cells. Pressurized effluent gases from the cathode side of the cell and pressurized fuel is delivered into the autothermal reactor and from the reactor passes into the anode side of the cells. Effluent gases from the anode side of the cells is delivered into the turbine thereby driving the compressor. A burner is used to increase the temperature of the gases entering the turbine. The burner is run on air and unburned fuel in the effluent gases from the anode side of the cells.