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dc.contributor.authorLi, X.
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Z.
dc.contributor.authorDe Marco, Roland
dc.contributor.authorDicks, A.
dc.contributor.authorBradley, J.
dc.contributor.authorLiu, S.
dc.contributor.authorLu, G.

The direct carbon fuel cell (DCFC) is a promising power generation device, which has a much higher efficiency (80%) and a lower emission than conventional coal-fired power plants. In this study, different commercial carbon fuels including activated carbon (AC), carbon black (CB220 and CB660), and graphitic carbon (GC) were tested in DCFC at 600-800 C. The relationship between the intrinsic properties of carbon fuels and their electrochemical performance in the DCFC was analyzed. It is found that a desirable carbon fuel for DCFC should have high mesoporous surface area and rich oxygen-containing surface groups. The anodic performance of the DCFC may also be improved by small carbon particle size, fast stirring rates, and high cell temperatures.

dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society
dc.subjectelectrochemical activity
dc.subjectdirect carbon fuel cell
dc.titleFactors that Determine the Performance of Carbon Fuels in the Direct Carbon Fuel Cell
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
curtin.departmentNanochemistry Research Institute (Research Institute)
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available
curtin.facultyDepartment of Applied Chemistry
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science & Engineering

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