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dc.contributor.authorSun, L.
dc.contributor.authorHao, Y.
dc.contributor.authorZhang, C.
dc.contributor.authorRan, R.
dc.contributor.authorShao, Zongping
dc.identifier.citationSun, L. and Hao, Y. and Zhang, C. and Ran, R. and Shao, Z. 2010. Coking-free direct-methanol-flame fuel cell with traditional nickel-cermet anode. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 35 (15): pp. 7971-7981.

This paper presents a systematic study of a direct-flame solid oxide fuel cell (DF-SOFC) operating on methanol and ethanol flames by SEM, EIS, I-V polarization and mass spectrometer (MS) characterizations and numerical simulation. The experimental study demonstrated that, by adopting a conventional Ni + Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 (SDC) anode, irreversible carbon deposition and a drop of cell performance was observed when running the cell on an ethanol flame, while no carbon was deposited by operating on a methanol flame. Fuel cell stability tests indicated significant degradation in performance after 3 h of operation on an ethanol flame, while no degradation was observed after 30 h of operation on a methanol flame. A simple qualitative explanation of the difference observed in the electrochemical performance for the fuel cell operating on a methanol flame and an ethanol flame is presented based on numerical simulation. © 2010 Professor T. Nejat Veziroglu. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

dc.publisherElsevier Ltd
dc.titleCoking-free direct-methanol-flame fuel cell with traditional nickel-cermet anode
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
curtin.departmentDepartment of Chemical Engineering
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