|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||429/436; 429/435; 429/440|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 5 인용 특허 : 5|
Systems and methods of electric power generation are disclosed. A particular method includes generating electric power using a fuel cell. The method also includes generating additional electric power using a thermoelectric generator (TE) by routing exhaust from the fuel cell to a hot side of the TE and routing fuel cell intake gases to a cold side of the TE. The method also includes preheating the fuel cell intake gases by routing the fuel cell intake gases from the TE through a heat exchanger (HX).
1. A system, comprising: a fuel cell having a fuel cell inlet to receive preheated intake gas and a fuel cell outlet to release hot fuel cell exhaust;a heat exchanger (HX) having a HX cold-side inlet, a HX cold-side outlet, a HX hot-side inlet and a HX hot-side outlet; anda thermoelectric generator (TE) to generate electric energy based on a temperature differential between a TE cold-side and a TE hot-side, the TE comprising: a TE cold-side inlet to receive intake gases;a TE cold-side outlet coupled to the HX cold-side inlet;a TE hot-side inlet coupled t...