A high-performance no-chamber fuel cell operated on flame

Kang Wang, Jeongmin Ahn, Zongping Shao

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Abstract

A no-chamber solid-oxide fuel cell that operated on a fuel-rich ethanol flame was reported. Heat produced from the combustion of ethanol thermally sustained the fuel cell at a temperature range of 500-830 °C. Considerable amounts of hydrogen and carbon monoxide were also produced during the fuel-rich combustion directly providing the fuels for the fuel cell. The location of the fuel cell with respect to the flame was found to have a significant effect on the fuel cell temperature and performance. The highest power density was achieved when the anode was exposed to the inner flame. By modifying the Ni+Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 (SDC) anode with a thin Ru/SDC catalytic layer, the fuel cell envisaged not only an increase of the peak power density to ∼200 mW/cm2 but also in a significant improvement of the anodic coking resistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology
Pages215-221
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event6th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2008Jun 18 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology

Other

Other6th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period6/16/086/18/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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    Wang, K., Ahn, J., & Shao, Z. (2008). A high-performance no-chamber fuel cell operated on flame. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology (pp. 215-221). (Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology). https://doi.org/10.1115/FuelCell2008-65130