A micro heater platform with fluid channels for testing micro-solid oxide fuel cell components
Micro-scale solid oxide fuel cell is a promising power generation technology for portable devices such as laptop, medical devices and personal electronics. One of the key goals in design of μ-SOFC systems is to use common hydrocarbon fuels such as propane/butane, which requires an additional micro-scale gas-processing unit (GPU) to reform the fuel, avoiding the coking on the μ-SOFC membranes. However, no integrated micro-fabricated testing platform has been reported for evaluating the stability, thermal management and efficiency of GPU devices as far. Therefore we present such a GPU testing platform, which features integrated heating function and temperature control as well as convenient and reliable fluidic and mechanical interconnects.
Keywords: couches épaisses ; thick-film technology ; substrats en verre ; glass substrates ; plaques chauffantes ; hotplates ; fluidique ; fluidics ; microfluidique ; microfluidics ; scellement verre ; glass sealing ; AF32 ; piles à combustible à oxyde solide ; solid-oxide fuel cells ; µ-SOFC ; microréacteurs chimiques ; chemical microreactors ; traitement des gaz ; gas processing ; reformage ; reforming ; post-combustion
Article sur la plateforme chauffante en verre AF32 Paper on the AF32 glass heating platform - Système complet / complete system : 2012 Bieberle - Réactions chimiques / chemical reactions : 2012 Santis-Alvarez Projet ONEBAT
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