Volume 27: Closing Carbon Cycles – A Transformation Process Involving Technology, Economy, and Society: Part II

Performance evaluation of the integrating system of TS-MSR and SOFC: effect of microchannel technology on the thermo-chemo-mechanical behavior of TS-MSR Zheng Li, Guogang Yang, Guoling Zhang, Jiadong Liao, Ziheng Jiang, Hao Wang



In previous work, we proposed an integrated system of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and thermally self-sustained methane steam reformer (TS-MSR) and conducted the corresponding thermo-electro-chemo-mechanical behavior evaluation of SOFCs considering pre-reformer designs. While this work aims to conduct the thermo-chemo-mechanical behavior evaluation of TS-MSR when micro-channel technology is employed. The results indicate the application of microchannel technology facilitates the mass transfer within the TS-MSR and the resulting lower temperature improves the thermal strain stress behavior. This study can provide a reference for the design and thermomechanical evaluation of the integrated system before commercialization.

Keywords SOFC, TS-MSR, hydrogen, microchannel technology, thermo-chemo-mechanical behavior

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