High performance direct flame fuel cell using air/propane flames

Kang Wang, Pingying Zeng, Jeongmin Ahn

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Abstract

This work presents the performance of the direct flame fuel cell based on the anode supported solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) with a propane flame, which serves not only as a fuel reformer but also as a heat source to sustain the fuel cell operation. The anodesupported SOFC was successfully fabricated and showed an extraordinary fuel cell performance of 584 mW/cm2 by using a propane flame; far higher than that of the electrolyte-supported SOFC. The total flow rates of premixed propane-air greatly influenced the range of fuel cell operation and fuel cell performance. With the fixed flow rate of propane, the introduction of an air flow exhibited a complex effect on the peak power density and the maximum current density due to the variation of fuel cell temperature and fuel concentration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWestern States Section of the Combustion Institute Spring Technical Meeting 2010
PublisherWestern States Section/Combustion Institute
Pages850-872
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9781617384196
StatePublished - 2010
EventWestern States Section of the Combustion Institute Spring Technical Meeting 2010 - Boulder, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2010Mar 23 2010

Other

OtherWestern States Section of the Combustion Institute Spring Technical Meeting 2010
CountryUnited States
CityBoulder
Period3/22/103/23/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Wang, K., Zeng, P., & Ahn, J. (2010). High performance direct flame fuel cell using air/propane flames. In Western States Section of the Combustion Institute Spring Technical Meeting 2010 (pp. 850-872). Western States Section/Combustion Institute.