Development of 1 kW SOFC power package for dual-fuel operation

Yongmin Kim, Seong Ahn Hong, SukWoo Nam, Seok Ho Seo, Young Sung Yoo, Sang Houck Lee

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Abstract

A compact SOFC power generation system was developed by integrating a 1 kW SOFC stack and balance-of-plant. The system was designed for dual-fuel operation using both natural gas (NG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). An adiabatic pre-reformer was employed in a fuel processing system to convert C2+ hydrocarbons in the fuel into CH4-rich gas which was further processed in a main reformer to produce H2-rich gas for the SOFC stack. The SOFC system was operated for 350 h under thermally self-sustaining condition, and on-load fuel switching from NG to LPG was carried out during the operation. The system performance was not significantly affected by NG/LPG composition ratios and the performance was stable during continuous operation in NG or LPG.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10247-10254
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume36
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes

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Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)
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Keywords

  • Dual-fuel operation
  • Power generation system
  • Pre-reforming
  • Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Kim, Y., Hong, S. A., Nam, S., Seo, S. H., Yoo, Y. S., & Lee, S. H. (2011). Development of 1 kW SOFC power package for dual-fuel operation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36(16), 10247-10254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.10.056

Development of 1 kW SOFC power package for dual-fuel operation. / Kim, Yongmin; Hong, Seong Ahn; Nam, SukWoo; Seo, Seok Ho; Yoo, Young Sung; Lee, Sang Houck.

In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 36, No. 16, 01.08.2011, p. 10247-10254.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kim, Y, Hong, SA, Nam, S, Seo, SH, Yoo, YS & Lee, SH 2011, 'Development of 1 kW SOFC power package for dual-fuel operation', International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 36, no. 16, pp. 10247-10254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.10.056
Kim, Yongmin ; Hong, Seong Ahn ; Nam, SukWoo ; Seo, Seok Ho ; Yoo, Young Sung ; Lee, Sang Houck. / Development of 1 kW SOFC power package for dual-fuel operation. In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2011 ; Vol. 36, No. 16. pp. 10247-10254.
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