A parametric analysis of a micro-tubular, single-chamber solid oxide fuel cell (MT-SC-SOFC)

Naveed Akhtar*, Stephen P. Decent, Kevin Kendall

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Abstract

A parametric analysis is carried out in order to investigate the effect of different microstructural and operating parameters on the performance of a micro-tubular, single-chamber solid oxide fuel cell (MT-SC-SOFC). The results show that the cathode morphology (its microstructure and material) are important factors to consider. Other parameters such as inlet velocity (flow rate) and mixing ratio are also very effective in improving the cell performance but these parameters should be carefully controlled in order to avoid their counter-effects, like, lower fuel utilization, anode coking and oxidation-reduction. There are some other parameters such as, operating pressure, electrode porosity, permeability and cathode radiative emissivity, which have minimal effect in performance enhancement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-772
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume36
Issue number1
Early online date16 Nov 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Single-chamber
  • Micro-tubular
  • solid oxide fuel cell
  • Parametric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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