Modeling and simulation of a residential micro-CHP system based on HT-PEMFC technology

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Combined-heat-and-power (CHP) technology is a well known and proved method to produce simultaneously power and heat at high efficiencies. This can be further improved by the introduction of a novel micro-CHP residential system based on High Temperature-Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (HT-PEMFC). The HT-PEMFC (based on PBI-membrane technology) operates at temperatures near 200oC, and this can be an ideal match for cogeneration residential systems. The proposed system provides electric power, hot water, and space heating for a typical household (1-5 kWe, 5-10 kWth). The micro-CHP system is simulated in LabVIEW environment to provide the ability of Data Acquisition of actual components and thereby more realistic design in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the third European fuel cell technology & applications conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Publication date2009
ISBN (Print)978-88-8286-211-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventPiero Lunghi Conference, EFC09 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 15 Dec 200918 Dec 2009
Conference number: 3


ConferencePiero Lunghi Conference, EFC09

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