A no chamber fuel cell using ethanol as flame

Kang Wang, Jeongmin Ahn, Zongping Shao

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Abstract

A no-chamber solid-oxide fuel cell operated on a fuel-rich ethanol flame was reported. Heat produced from the combustion of ethanol thermally sustained the fuel cell at a temperature of 500-830 °C. Considerable amounts of hydrogen and carbon monoxide were also produced during the fuel-rich combustion which provided the direct 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+Sm 0.2Ce0.8O1.9 (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 cm-2 but also a significant improvement of the anodic coking resistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells V - A Collection of Papers Presented at the 33rd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites
PublisherAmerican Ceramic Society
Pages53-62
Number of pages10
Edition4
ISBN (Print)9780470457542
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventAdvances in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells V - 33rd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites - Daytona Beach, FL, United States
Duration: Jan 18 2009Jan 23 2009

Publication series

NameCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
Number4
Volume30
ISSN (Print)0196-6219

Other

OtherAdvances in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells V - 33rd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites
CountryUnited States
CityDaytona Beach, FL
Period1/18/091/23/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Wang, K., Ahn, J., & Shao, Z. (2010). A no chamber fuel cell using ethanol as flame. In Advances in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells V - A Collection of Papers Presented at the 33rd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (4 ed., pp. 53-62). (Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings; Vol. 30, No. 4). American Ceramic Society. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470584316.ch4