A preliminary process design is presented for a 100-kW generator of electricity for covert use by the United States Armed Forces in an arbitrary isolated site. The special features of this analysis are the novel constraints, which consist of the use of a commonly available fuel, portability (less than 450 kg) and maneuverability of the generator and accessories both by air and on the ground, minimal generation of noise, minimal release of readily identifiable gaseous emissions, and simplicity of operation with minimally trained personnel. Fixed and operational costs are not primary considerations.
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The Design of a Catalytic Reactor/Heat Exchanger and Fuel Cell for the Covert Generation of Electricity
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Hou, D, Lesniak, E, Lundquist, M, Churchill, SW, & Retallick, WB. "The Design of a Catalytic Reactor/Heat Exchanger and Fuel Cell for the Covert Generation of Electricity." Proceedings of the ASME 2004 2nd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. 2nd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. Rochester, New York, USA. June 14–16, 2004. pp. 527-532. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FUELCELL2004-2516
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