SILENT, LIQUID HYDROCARBON-AIR FUEL CELL POWERPLANT. VOLUME I. TEXT.
Interim technical rept. 18 Mar-18 Sep 65,
PRATT AND WHITNEY AIRCRAFT EAST HARTFORD CONN
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A preliminary reference design system consisting of a fuel cell module and a hydrogen generator was established and used to determine overall powerplant weight, volume and thermal efficiency. These are 410 lbs, 15 cu ft and 35.6 respectively. The reference design system also established the basic component characteristics from which system transient response capability may be determined during the next pahse of the contract. Other studies were conducted to establish optimum system characteristics and operating parameters. The effects of reformer temperature, pressure and water-to-fuel ratio were studied. The effect of high altitude and ambient temperature and humidity on powerplant weight size and efficiency and on water recovery were analyzed and a start-up procedcure established. Author
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