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Molten Carbonate Stationary Fuel Cell power plants anyone?

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
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The Cleft of Venus
I am goin green powah!!!

1MW of ecofriendly doin's in the w3rx... just need to site it now..

http://americanhistory.si.edu/fuelcells/mc/mcfcmain.htm

Molten carbonate fuel cells are designed to operate at higher temperatures than phosphoric acid or proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells and can achieve higher fuel-to-electricity and overall energy use efficiencies than these low temperature cells.
i've been messin with fuel cells since the late 90's.. both PEM and acid technology... reliablity and high cost of maint were always a problem back then.
 

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
11,007
149
The Cleft of Venus
The Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell reactions that occur are:



The anode process involves a reaction between hydrogen and carbonate ions (CO3=) from the electrolyte which produces water and carbon dioxide (CO2) while releasing electrons to the anode. The cathode process combines oxygen and CO2 from the oxidant stream with electrons from the cathode to produce carbonate ions which enter the electrolyte. The need for CO2 in the oxidant stream requires a system for collecting CO2 from the anode exhaust and mixing it with the cathode feed stream...


aww... fvck it... here's something far more interesting...