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A compact hydrogen generator is coupled to or integrated with a fuel cell for portable power applications. Hydrogen is produced via thermocatalytic decomposition (cracking, pyrolysis) of hydrocarbon fuels in oxidant-free environment. The apparatus can utilize a variety of hydrocarbon fuels, including natural gas, propane, gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel, crude oil (including sulfurous fuels). The hydrogen-rich gas produced is free of carbon oxides or other reactive impurities, so it could be directly fed to any type of a fuel cell. The catalysts for hydrogen production in the apparatus are carbon-based or metal-based materials and doped, if necessary, with a sulfur-capturing agent. Additionally disclosed are two novel processes for the production of two types of carbon filaments, and a novel filamentous carbon product. The hydrogen generator can be conveniently integrated with high temperature fuel cells to produce an efficient and self-contained source of electrical power.

Title
Portable hydrogen generator-fuel cell apparatus
Application Number
9/851025
Publication Number
6653005 (B1)
Application Date
May 8, 2001
Publication Date
November 25, 2003
Inventor
Nazim Muradov
Melbourne
FL, US
Agent
Law Offices of Brian S Steinberger P A
US
Agent
Brian S Steinberger
US
Assignee
University of Central Florida
FL, US
IPC
H01M 8/00
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