Patents Assigned to Korea Institute of Energy Research
  • Patent number: 11489179
    Abstract: A hierarchical fault classification method for a fuel cell system, a multi-stage fault diagnosis method therefor, and a fault diagnosis device therefor are disclosed. The fuel cell system is divided into a subsystem, a component, and an element step by step. The multi-stage fault diagnosis method includes detecting a subsystem, a fault of which occurs, in the fuel cell system composed of a plurality of subsystems and detecting an upper-level component, which causes the fault, among upper-level components included in the subsystem, the fault of which occurs, using measurement data and a control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Won Yong Lee, Hwan Yeong Oh, Min Jin Kim, Seok Hee Park, Gu Gon Park, Tae Hyun Yang, Sung Dae Yim, Young Jun Sohn, Byung Chan Bae, Seung Gon Kim, Dong Won Shin, Seung Hee Woo, So Jeong Lee, Hye Jin Lee, Yoon Young Choi
  • Publication number: 20220345084
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fault detection system and method of a photovoltaic module and string. The fault detection system of a photovoltaic module and string includes a measurement input unit receiving a current power generation performance measurement value of the photovoltaic module and string from the outside, an estimation calculating unit calculating a power generation performance estimation value of the photovoltaic module and string based on input current environmental conditions, and a fault determining unit determining whether the photovoltaic module and string have a fault by comparing and analyzing the power generation performance measurement value from the measurement input unit and the power generation performance estimation value from the estimation calculating unit, wherein the photovoltaic module is configured as a double-sided or single-sided photovoltaic module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Woo Gyun SHIN, Suk-whan KO, Gi-hwan KANG, Young-chul JU, Hye-mi HWANG, Jong Rok LIM
  • Patent number: 11466618
    Abstract: The present invention provides a direct-fired supercritical carbon dioxide power generation system and a power generation method thereof, the system comprising: a combustor for burning hydrocarbon fuel and oxygen; a turbine driven by combustion gas discharged from the combustor; a heat exchanger for cooling combustion gas discharged after driving the turbine, by heat exchange with combustion gas recycled and supplied to the combustor; and an air separation unit for separating air to produce oxygen, wherein a portion of the combustion gas discharged after driving the turbine is branched before being introduced to the heat exchanger and is supplied to the air separation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Dae-Keun Lee, Dong-Soon Noh, Chang-Bog Ko, Young-Tae Guahk, Seung-Gon Kim, Min-Jung Lee, Eun-Kyung Lee, Woo-Nam Jung, Nam-Su Kim
  • Publication number: 20220310332
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electrochemical device forming a chip-capacitor or a super-capacitor. The electrochemical device includes: a ceramic substrate having a nonconductive ceramic layer, a current collecting layer disposed on a nonconductive ceramic layer and made of ceramic or cermet, and a metal layer arranged on outer surfaces of the nonconductive ceramic layer and the current collecting layer; an electrode having a positive electrode and a negative electrode and formed on the current collecting layer; and a nonconductive ceramic packaging module located on the ceramic substrate to accommodate electrolyte therein, wherein the metal layer is exposed to the outside of the nonconductive ceramic packaging module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Jung Joon YOO, Ji Haeng YU, Kyong Sik YUN, Jeong Hun BAEK, Hyeon Jin KIM
  • Publication number: 20220302458
    Abstract: Disclosed are a flexible electrode substrate including a porous electrode, a method for manufacturing the flexible electrode substrate, and an energy storage element including the flexible electrode substrate. The flexible electrode substrate can be attached to various objects due to the excellent electrochemical properties and the adhesive properties thereof and thus is very useful. In particular, since the flexible electrode substrate can be used as an electrode of an energy storage element, an energy storage element including the flexible electrode substrate can be attached to various objects and thus can be used as a sticker-type energy storage element. In addition, the flexible electrode substrate can be easily manufactured by transfer method using a difference in adhesive strength and thus allows a simple manufacturing process thereof. Furthermore, electrodes having various patterns can be manufactured with high level of efficiency through simple adjustment of the manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Ha Na YOON, Chung Yul YOO, Sang Hyun PARK, Jung Joon YOO, Young A LEE, Jae Hyun JEON, Kyu Yeon JANG
  • Patent number: 11444322
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state polymer electrolyte with improved processability and a method for manufacturing the same, and more particularly to a solid electrolyte containing a polymer obtained by pertaining polymerization of a zwitterionic monomer in a solvent-free ionic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Jung Hyun Lee, Jung Joon Yoo, Jeong Gu Yeo
  • Patent number: 11433384
    Abstract: A nitrogen-doped catalyst for oxidative coupling of methane, which is a catalyst for obtaining a C2 hydrocarbon product with high yield, and a method for manufacturing the catalyst are provided. An embodiment of the present inventive concept relates to a nitrogen-doped catalyst for oxidative coupling of methane having a silica support; and sodium tungstate and manganese supported on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Hee-yeon Kim, Tae-woo Kim, Ji-haeng Yu, Dae Keun Lee
  • Patent number: 11406930
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for continuous removal of carbon dioxide, the method comprising the steps of: a) preparing an aqueous solution containing an amine-based compound and an acidic calcium compound; b) bringing a gas containing carbon dioxide to be treated into contact with the aqueous solution to prepare a calcium carbonate precipitate; and c) recovering the calcium carbonate and then adding a basic calcium compound to the residual aqueous solution, wherein after step c), step b) and step c) are repeatedly performed. The removal of carbon dioxide by the method of the present invention has advantages of requiring low energy and being capable of mineralizing and removing carbon dioxide at a fast rate without a separate time for induction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Soon Kwan Jeong, Min Hye Youn, Ki Tae Park, Seong-Pil Kang, Wonhee Lee, Hak Joo Kim, Young Eun Kim, Ji Min Kang, Arti Murnandari
  • Patent number: 11376664
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a method to control sizes of core-shell nanoparticles comprising the steps of: manufacturing slurry by irradiating ultrasonic waves to a dispersion solution containing a reducing solvent, a carbon support, a transition metal precursor and a precious metal precursor; manufacturing a solid by filtering the manufactured slurry, followed by washing and drying; and manufacturing a nanoparticle of a transition metal core and a platinum shell by heat-treating the dried solid at a temperature of 450 to 900° C. and a pressure of 1 to 90 bar for 0.5 to 10 hours under N2 atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Gu-gon Park, Hyun-uk Park, Won-yong Lee, Sung-dae Yim, Min-jin Kim, Young-jun Sohn, Byungchan Bae, Seung-gon Kim, Dongwon Shin, Hwanyeong Oh, Seung Hee Woo, So Jeong Lee, Hyejin Lee, Yoon Young Choi, Seok-hee Park, Tae-hyun Yang
  • Publication number: 20220209275
    Abstract: Provided is an interconnect for a solid oxide fuel cell including ferritic stainless steel dispersed with nano-CeO2 and Nb2O5. The interconnect for the solid oxide fuel cell of the present disclosure includes nano-CeO2 and Nb2O5 having specific particle sizes in specific contents, thereby suppressing the formation of the insulating layer SiO2 and exhibiting an excellent improvement effect of high-temperature characteristics such as oxidation resistance and sheet resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Rak Hyun SONG, Tae Hun KIM, Dong Woo JOH, Seung Bok LEE, Tak Hyoung LIM, Beom Su KWON, Amjad HUSSAIN
  • Publication number: 20220209251
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a large-area thin-film solid oxide fuel cell, the method including: preparing an anode support slurry, an anode functional layer slurry, an electrolyte slurry, and a buffer layer slurry for tape casting; preparing an anode support green film, an anode functional layer green film, an electrolyte green film, and a buffer layer green film by tape casting the slurries onto carrier films; staking the green films, followed by hot press and warm iso-static press (WIP), to prepare a laminated body; and co-sintering the laminated body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Rak Hyun SONG, Amjad HUSSAIN, Dong Woo JOH, Jong Eun HONG, Seung Bok LEE, Tak Hyoung LIM, Tae Hun KIM, Beom Su KWON
  • Publication number: 20220200280
    Abstract: A distribution network management system includes a power generation device including a renewable energy power generation source, and is connected to a distribution network through a first node; a first distributed device including a first distributed resource, connected to the distribution network through a second node, and configured to receive first node information and power generation information from the power generation device and attempt to control the first distributed resource so that an overvoltage for the first node is resolved; and a second distributed device including a second distributed resource, connected to the distribution network through a third node which is located farther away from the first node than the second node, and configured to, when the first node information and the power generation information are received from the first distributed device, attempt to control the second distributed resource so that the overvoltage for the first node is resolved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Sea Seung OH, Su-Yong CHAE, Suk In PARK, Gyu Duk KIM, Seung Weon YU
  • Patent number: 11362361
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a membrane-electrode assembly. The method includes forming an electrode layer, preparing a porous support layer, and positioning the electrode layer on each of both surfaces of the porous support layer and hot-pressing the electrode layer positioned on the both surfaces. The forming of the electrode layer incudes forming a functional layer including a hydrogen ion conductive binder resin on at least a portion of an electrode catalyst layer, and forming an electrolyte layer on at least a portion of the functional layer. The preparing of the porous support layer includes performing a pretreatment process by impregnating the porous support layer with a pretreatment composition, and the performing of the pretreatment process includes dipping the porous support layer in a first pretreatment composition and then drying the porous support layer, and dipping the porous support layer after drying in a second pretreatment composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Sung Hee Shin, Byung Chan Bae, Seok Hee Park, Chang Soo Kim, Won Yong Lee, Gu Gon Park, Tae Hyun Yang, Sung Dae Yim, Min Jin Kim, Young Jun Sohn, Seung Gon Kim, Dong Won Shin, Hwan Yeong Oh, Hye Jin Lee
  • Publication number: 20220161249
    Abstract: A nitrogen-doped catalyst for oxidative coupling of methane, which is a catalyst for obtaining a C2 hydrocarbon product with high yield, and a method for manufacturing the catalyst are provided. An embodiment of the present inventive concept relates to a nitrogen-doped catalyst for oxidative coupling of methane having a silica support; and sodium tungstate and manganese supported on the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Hee-yeon KIM, Tae-woo Kim, Ji-haeng Yu, Dae Keun Lee
  • Publication number: 20220161224
    Abstract: Disclosed is an absorbent containing an amine for absorption of an acid gas in a biogas, and a biogas purification system using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: IL HYUN BAEK, Sung Chan NAM
  • Publication number: 20220154977
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a close-contacting module capable of bringing a solar photovoltaic panel and a thermal collector of a solar photovoltaic-thermal panel into close contact without creating an interface. The close-contacting module comprises: a plurality of elastic members (36) which provide an elastic force that presses the thermal collector (20) toward the solar photovoltaic panel (10) from the backside of the thermal collector (20); a support member (35) for supporting the elastic members (36); and a pair of clips (31, 32, 33) provided at both ends of the support member (35) to fix the support member (35) to the edges of the solar photovoltaic-thermal panel (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Euy-Joon LEE, Eun-Chul KANG, Yu-Jin KIM, Kwang-Seob LEE
  • Patent number: 11335516
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a micro-supercapacitor with an increased storage capacity of electrical energy. The method is a method of manufacturing a high-capacity micro-supercapacitor including an anode and a cathode separated from each other, which includes forming a pair of current collectors by discharging conductive ink on a substrate surface with a 3D printer, and forming an electrode consisting of an anode and a cathode by stacking an electrode constituting material in the form of a plurality of layers on each of the pair of current collectors using the 3D printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Jung Joon Yoo, Jong Huy Kim, Yong Il Kim, Jeong Hun Baek, Ha Na Yoon
  • Patent number: 11333349
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a fluid sand falling type circulating fluidized bed boiler with a plurality of risers for preventing erosion and corrosion of water tubes and increasing combustion efficiency, and a method of operating the same. The fluid sand falling type circulating fluidized bed boiler with a plurality of risers includes a boiler section into which fuel and oxidizer are injected, a riser section connected to the boiler section so that the fuel and fluid sand supplied from the boiler section are introduced from the bottom of the riser section and flow up, and a relay section provided on the boiler section to supply the fluid sand having passed through the riser section to the boiler section, wherein the fuel is injected from the top of the boiler section and burned while flowing down therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Korea Institute of Energy Research, Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials
    Inventors: Uen Do Lee, Byeong Ryeol Bang, Young Doo Kim, Soo Hwa Jeong, Chang Won Yang, Jae Goo Lee, Tae Young Mun, Myung Won Seo, Ji Hong Moon, Hyun Seol Park, Joon Mok Shim, Young Cheol Park, Do Won Shun, Jong Ho Moon, Dal Hee Bae, Sung Ho Jo, Yun Tae Hwang, Sang In Keel, Jin Han Yun, ChungKyu Lee, Pil Woo Heo
  • Publication number: 20220128260
    Abstract: The cooling system according to the present invention may dehumidify and cool the indoor air by using the ejector, the ejector membrane, the evaporation chamber, and the indoor dehumidifying membrane. In addition, the coefficient of performance of the cooling system may be improved by cooling the refrigerant using evaporation latent heat generated in the evaporation chamber by the suction force of the ejector and cooling the indoor air using the refrigerant. In addition, by using solar heat to generate high-temperature and high-pressure steam and supply the generated steam to the ejector, energy use efficiency may be improved. In addition, since the temperature of the steam generated in the steam generating portion may be lowered by arranging and using the two first and second ejectors in multiple stages, energy efficiency may be further improved by reducing the consumption of the heat source required for steam generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Beom Joon LEE, Gil-bong LEE, Chulwoo ROH, Young-jin BAIK, Hyung-ki SHIN, Jong Jae CHO
  • Patent number: 11315742
    Abstract: A sticker-type electronic device which is freely detachably attachable to various bodies repeatedly is provided. The electronic device includes a main substrate which exhibits a surface adhesion property due to the properties of a material thereof and which provides an attachment/detachment surface to an article, and an electrode formed by being transferred from a temporary substrate to a surface that is opposite to the attachment/detachment surface of the main substrate to the article wherein the electrode is transferred directly to the main substrate using the adhesion property of the main substrate. The electronic device is freely detachably attachable to the surface of the article repeatedly using the surface adhesion property of the main substrate. The electronic device is formed directly on the surface of the substrate constituted by the material having the surface adhesion property, thereby providing a sticker-type electronic device which is freely repeatedly detachably attachable to various bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Hana Yoon, Chung-yul Yoo, Sang-hyun Park, Jung-Joon Yoo, Younghyun Cho, Yeoung A Lee, Jiyoung Lee, Jaehyun Jeon