TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Cycle Innovations

Assessment of Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Models and Integration With Gas and Steam Cycles

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A. F. Massardo

Dipartimento di Macchine, Sistemi Energetici e Trasporti, Universita di Genova, Genova, Italy e-mail: massardo@unige.it

B. Bosio

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Ambientale, Universita di Genova, Genova, Italye-mail: bosio@diam.unige.it

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 124(1), 103-109 (Feb 01, 2001) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1398551 History: Received November 01, 1999; Revised February 01, 2001
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Simplified scheme of the MCFC-CU with simulation results related to nominal operating conditions (compositions are reported as volumetric fractions)
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Solid temperature (K) distribution on the plane of a stack cell calculated at operating conditions of Case 1 in Table 1 by means of the detailed MCFC model
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Comparison of detailed and simplified MCFC model results
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Comparison of referenced and calculated temperatures using code TEMP (12)
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MCFC-GT layout (GT=gas turbine)
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MCFC-SI layout (SI=steam injection)
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MCFC-1PL layout (1PL=one pressure level)
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MCFC-1PL power and efficiency versus steam pressure
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MCFC-2PL efficiency versus SHP (steam high pressure) and SLP (steam low pressure)
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Irreversibility rate distributions: 1=fuel cells; 2=SHR; 3=ECB and CCB; 4=blowers; 5=gas mixing; 6=gas turbine; 7=HRSG; 8=steam turbine; 9=stack
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MCFC combined cycle specific work versus PCR
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MCFC combined cycle efficiency versus PCR
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MCFC power to plant power ratio versus PCR
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Comparison between GT, combined cycle, and MCFC combined cycles




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