MCFC fuel cell systems
Fuel Cell Technology and Applications
Electric utility fuel cell systems
Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
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Handbook of Fuel Cells
How to Cite
Bischoff, M., Farooque, M., Satou, S. and Torazza, A. 2010. MCFC fuel cell systems. Handbook of Fuel Cells. .
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
Fuel cell systems are able to convert chemical energy directly into electrical energy and, therefore, they are in principle able to achieve much higher electrical efficiencies than conventional thermal systems. Fuel cells also have environmental advantages: they emit negligible amounts of NOx, SOx and particulates although the latter two reflect a need for fuel cells utilizing fuel gas which is nearly sulfur- and particulate-free. The most important characteristic of MCFCs is that they are fed with fuel gas containing hydrogen and carbon monoxide. The obvious method is to supply this fuel gas through thermal reforming of natural gas or through gasification of coal. Therefore, the total MCFC energy conversion system is considerably more than just the stack itself.
- molten carbonate fuel cell systems;
- hot module;
- fuel processor;
- fuel cell commercialization