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FUEL CELL PLANT [1 record]

Record 1 2004-03-23


Subject field(s)
  • Thermal Power Stations
  • Fuel Cells (Electr.)

A fuel-cell power plant generally consists of three major subsystems - a fuel processor, a fuel-cell power station, and a power conditioner. The fuel processor converts a conventional utility fuel to hydrogen gas; the fuel-cell power station electrochemically converts hydrogen and oxygen to water, while producing direct-current power; and the power conditioner converts direct-current power to alternating-current power.

Key term(s)
  • fuel cell powerplant
  • fuel cell power plant
  • fuel-cell powerplant
  • fuel-cell plant


  • Centrales thermiques
  • Piles à combustible (Électricité)

Pile à combustible : convertisseur d'énergie statique qui transforme directement en énergie électrique l'énergie chimique contenue dans un couple combustible-comburant, stocké à l'extérieur de ce convertisseur.


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