For portable applications, a fuel cell often experiences frequent startups and shutdowns. Therefore the startup and shutdown behaviors are critical to a portable solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and SOFC system. This paper discusses propane-fueled and thermally self-sustained SOFC hot zones and their startup characteristics in terms of temperatures, time, fuel and air utilization, O/C ratio, and repeatability.
Du, Yanhai; Cui, Daan; Reifsnider, Kenneth; Chen, Fanglin (2011). Startup Characteristics of Propane-Fueled Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hot Zones. ECS Transactions 35(1) 2735-2744. doi: 10.1149/1.3570272. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/caestpubs/21