Model development of integrated CPOx reformer and SOFC stack system

Paulina Pianko-Oprych, Seyed Mehdi Hosseini, Zdzislaw Jaworski
2016 Polish Journal of Chemical Technology  
The main purpose of this study was to develop a mathematical model, in a steady state and dynamic mode, of a Catalytic Partial Oxidation (CPOx) reformer – Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) stack integrated system in order to assess the system performance. Mass balance equations were written for each component in the system together with energy equation and implemented into the MATLAB Simulink simulation tool. Temperature, gas concentrations, pressure and current density were computed in the
more » ... ted in the steady-state mode and validated against experimental data. The calculated I–V curve matched well the experimental one. In the dynamic modelling, several different conditions including step changes in fuel flow rates, stack voltage as well as temperature values were applied to estimate the system response against the load variations. Results provide valuable insight into the operating conditions that have to be achieved to ensure efficient CPOx performance for fuel processing for the SOFC stack applications.
doi:10.1515/pjct-2016-0069 fatcat:qyekiepzhjdobehultgogcb5nm