TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Cycle Innovations

Microturbine/Fuel-Cell Coupling for High-Efficiency Electrical-Power Generation

[+] Author and Article Information
A. F. Massardo

DISMET Universita di Genova, Via Montallegro 1, 16145 Genova, Italye-mail: massardo@unige.it

C. F. McDonald

McDonald Thermal Engineering, 1730 Castellana Road, La Jolla, CA 92037-3838e-mail: kmcdonal@san.rr.com

T. Korakianitis

Washington University, Cambus Box 1185, St. Louis, MO 63130e-mail: tk@me.wustl.edu

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 124(1), 110-116 (Feb 01, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1398552 History: Received November 01, 1999; Revised February 01, 2000
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Microturbine concept, power output 5 kW (courtesy C. Rodgers, ITC, 1999)
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Solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) principle/model
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Flow schematic of hybrid microturbine/fuel-cell power plant
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Estimated solid-oxide fuel cell performance
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Microturbine with compact rear-mounted recuperator installation (courtesy Elliott Energy Systems)
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Projected recuperated microturbine performance
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Microturbine performance evolution




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