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The objective of the study is to evaluate the longterm economic feasibility of SOFC systems both for electricity generation and for combined heat and power production, based on comprehensive computerised thermodynamic system calculations. Two different applications and, therefore, two different concepts are considered in this volume: - a small scale type of plant of 200 kW for CHP, delivering heat and power to a non-specified industrial user; - a large scale type of plant of 100 MW (suitable for scaling up). This plant includes both a fuel cell system and a bottoming cycle to utilise the heat for maximum power production. The initial configurations for both the large and small scale case are systems where the fuel cell is fully integrated with an external fuel processor (reformer), but with no recycling of any of the main gas streams through the cell. One major variation considered is a system known as internal reforming, where the natural gas and steam feed can be fed directly to the fuel cell. The annexes are presented in Volume 2, and Volume 3 contains an executive summary.

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Authors: MELMAN A G, TNO, Apeldoorn (NL);WOUDSTRA N (EDITORS), TNO, Apeldoorn (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13103 EN (1991) Vol. 1, 113 pp., FS, ECU 11.25
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-1961-3
Record Number: 199110075 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en