Improved fuel cell system for transportation applications

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This invention is comprised of a propulsion system for a vehicle having pairs of front and rear wheels and a fuel tank. An electrically driven motor having an output shaft operatively connected to at least one of said pair of wheels is connected to a fuel cell having a positive electrode and a negative electrode separated by an electrolyte for producing dc power to operate the motor. A partial oxidation reformer is connected both to the fuel tank and to the fuel cell receives hydrogen-containing fuel from the fuel tank and water and air and for partially oxidizing and reforming ... continued below

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Kumar, R.; Ahmed, S.; Krumpelt, M. & Myles, M.K. December 31, 1991.

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This invention is comprised of a propulsion system for a vehicle having pairs of front and rear wheels and a fuel tank. An electrically driven motor having an output shaft operatively connected to at least one of said pair of wheels is connected to a fuel cell having a positive electrode and a negative electrode separated by an electrolyte for producing dc power to operate the motor. A partial oxidation reformer is connected both to the fuel tank and to the fuel cell receives hydrogen-containing fuel from the fuel tank and water and air and for partially oxidizing and reforming the fuel with water and air in the presence of an oxidizing catalyst and a reforming catalyst to produce a hydrogen-containing gas. The hydrogen-containing gas is sent from the partial oxidation reformer to the fuel cell negative electrode while air is transported to the fuel cell positive electrode to produce dc power for operating the electric motor.

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OSTI as DE94003032

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  • Other: DE94003032
  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A7796973
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 140162
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620784

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  • December 31, 1991

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Kumar, R.; Ahmed, S.; Krumpelt, M. & Myles, M.K. Improved fuel cell system for transportation applications, patent, December 31, 1991; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620784/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.