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The exhaust of a vehicle paint spray booth is fed through an adsorption medium, such as activated carbon, to remove volatile organic compounds by adsorption. When the adsorbent becomes saturated, it is purged by electric heaters, and the desorbed volatile organic compounds are directed to the fuel processor of a stationary fuel cell. The volatile organic compounds are broken down into oxides of carbon and hydrogen gas in the fuel processor, the hydrogen is fed to the fuel cell, and the oxides of carbon are vented to the atmosphere with excess air. The fuel cell combines the hydrogen with oxygen from air, and releases air, water vapor and electrical power.

Title
Volatile organic compound abatement through a fuel cell
Application Number
10/369418
Publication Number
7094388 (B2)
Application Date
February 18, 2003
Publication Date
August 22, 2006
Inventor
Patrick A Ryan
Sterling Heights
MI, US
Agent
Reising Ethington Barnes Kisselle P C
Assignee
DTE Energy Technologies
MI, US
IPC
B01D 53/02
C01B 3/38
C01B 3/24
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