Development and testing of innovative SOFC system prototype with staged stack connection for efficient stationary power and heat generation

John Bachmann, Oliver Posdziech, Paulina Pianko-Oprych, Noora Kaisalo, Jari Pennanen

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    Abstract

    To establish environmentally friendly small-scale CHP units, a concept with serial connection of two SOFC stacks and an electrical efficiency of up to 50 % was developed. The underlying idea of the STAGE-SOFC concept is to couple a small exothermal CPOX stage with a larger endothermal steam reforming stage. This complete new system layout was validated by system modelling, CFD simulations of single components, experimental investigation of reformer performance and testing of a complete 5 kW prototype system for more than 600 hours under various parameters and loads. On basis of these results an improved second prototype was designed for long-term tests under real operating conditions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)133-144
    Number of pages12
    JournalECS Transactions
    Volume78
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    Event15th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, SOFC XV - Hollywood, United States
    Duration: 23 Jul 201728 Jul 2017

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