Plant Performance of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems Fed by Alternative Fuels

Masoud Rokni

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Abstract

Different plant design for several fuel types such as natural gas, methanol, ethanol, DME, ammonia and pure hydrogen are presented and analysed. Anode recirculation which is an important issue in SOFC plants are also explored and studied. It is shown that depending on type of the fuel whether fuel recirculation is needed or not and if so then what would be the effect of anode recycling on plant efficiency. A single study with similar conditions and prerequisites will thus reveal the importance of fuel recirculation on plant performance with alternative fuels. It is also shown that increasing anode recycle increases plant efficiency only if fuel utilization factor is low. Other important issues such as why plant efficiency is lower when it is fed with hydrogen or biogas compared to when it is fed by other fuels such as methanol, ethanol, DME and ammonia will also be discussed and explained. For example, plant efficiency of 45%, 54% and 50.5% can be achieved if the hydrogen, ethanol and methanol are used respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd South East European Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SEE SDEWES 2016)
Number of pages13
Publication date2016
Article number0026
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2nd South East European Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems - Hotel St. Bernardin, Piran, Slovenia
Duration: 15 Jun 201618 Aug 2016
http://www.piran2016.sdewes.org/

Conference

Conference2nd South East European Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
LocationHotel St. Bernardin
CountrySlovenia
CityPiran
Period15/06/201618/08/2016
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