Thermodynamic analysis and performance optimization of solid oxide fuel cell and refrigerator hybrid system based on H2and CO

Xiuqin Zhang, Meng Ni, Feifei Dong, Wei He, Bin Chen, Haoran Xu

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Abstract

On the basis of electrochemistry and thermodynamics, the electric voltage and power of the SOFC, the cooling rate of refrigerator under given flow rate of high-temperature heat, and the equivalent energy conversion efficiency and power of the hybrid system are obtained. The effect of some of the key parameters including molar ratio of carbon monoxide to hydrogen consumed in the electrochemical reactions, the working temperature of the SOFC on the performance of the hybrid system is investigated. The optimal operation strategy is explored to achieve the high equivalent energy conversion efficiency of the hybrid system, for example, the molar ratio of carbon monoxide to hydrogen consumed in the electrochemical reactions is suggested 0.053 to attain the optimal equivalent energy conversion efficiency of the hybrid system. The maximum equivalent energy conversion efficiency of the SOFC and refrigerator hybrid system will reach 87%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-352
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
Volume108
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2016

Keywords

  • Absorption refrigerator
  • Co-electrochemistry
  • Hybrid system
  • Performance optimization
  • Solid oxide fuel cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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