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Optimal Synthesis/Design of a Pem Fuel Cell Cogeneration System for Multi-Unit Residential Applications–Application of a Decomposition Strategy

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Borja Oyarzábal

Center for Energy Systems Research, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Michael R. von Spakovsky

Center for Energy Systems Research, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Michael W. Ellis

Center for Energy Systems Research, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061

J. Energy Resour. Technol 126(1), 30-39 (May 04, 2004) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1650390 History: Received February 01, 2003; Revised October 01, 2003; Online May 04, 2004
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PEMFC system configuration (adapted from 1).
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Unit-level and system-level optimizations and optimum response surfaces (ORSs).
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Optimum Response Surface for the SS at 200 kPa and for 50 residenses.
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System electrical efficiency based on LHV versus gross stack power expressed as a fraction of full load for synthesis/design SD1 at the different summer load conditions.
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Comparison of the heat production and the heat demand over the entire environmental/load profile for SD1.

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