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Author Testa, A. ♦ De Caro, S. ♦ Caniglia, D. ♦ Antonucci, V. ♦ Ferraro, M. ♦ Sergi, F.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2009
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Costs ♦ Cogeneration ♦ Capacitors ♦ Fuel cell system ♦ Fuel cells ♦ Voltage ♦ Active filter ♦ Frequency ♦ Active filters ♦ Power systems ♦ Power generation ♦ Mesh generation ♦ Distributed power
Abstract Due their high efficiency, even at partial load and on small size units, fuel cell stacks are suitable for distributed power generation networks,. However, power drawn by single phase grids contains a low frequency oscillation that generates a large ripple on the stack output current. Such a current ripple is able to shorten the fuel cell lifetime, to worsen the stack efficiency and to reduce the available peak power. Therefore, passive and active current ripple reduction techniques have been proposed in the past exploiting bulky electrolytic capacitor banks or expensive active filters. In the proposed paper a new approach is suggested where an active filter is integrated into the converter, without introducing extra power devices. According to the proposed approach the size of the electrolytic capacitor bank can be largely reduced, thus improving the reliability, while lowering costs and size.
Description Author affiliation: C.N.R.-I.T.A.E. 'Nicola Giordano' Messina ¿ Italy (Antonucci, V.; Ferraro, M.; Sergi, F.) || D.C.I.I.M. ¿ University of Messina ¿ Italy (Testa, A.; De Caro, S.; Caniglia, D.)
ISBN 9781424444328
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-09-08
Publisher Place Spain
Size (in Bytes) 1.08 MB
Page Count 10
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 10


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library