Ceramic lithium ion conductor to solve the anode coking problem of practical solid oxide fuel cells
|dc.identifier.citation||Wang, W. and Wang, F. and Chen, Y. and Qu, J. and Tadé, M. and Shao, Z. 2015. Ceramic lithium ion conductor to solve the anode coking problem of practical solid oxide fuel cells. ChemSusChem. 8 (17): pp. 2978-2986.|
For practical solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) operated on hydrocarbon fuels, the facile coke formation over Ni-based anodes has become a key factor that limits their widespread application. Modification of the anodes with basic elements may effectively improve their coking resistance in the short term; however, the easy loss of basic elements by thermal evaporation at high temperatures is a new emerging problem. Herein, we propose a new design to develop coking-resistant and stable SOFCs using Li+-conducting Li0.33La0.56TiO3 (LLTO) as an anode component. In the Ni/LLTO composite, any loss of surface lithium can be efficiently compensated by lithium diffused from the LLTO bulk under operation. Therefore, the SOFC with the Ni/LLTO anode catalyst layer yields excellent power outputs and operational stability. Our results suggest that the simple adoption of a Li+ conductor as a modifier for Ni-based anodes is a practical and easy way to solve the coking problem of SOFCs that operate on hydrocarbons.
|dc.title||Ceramic lithium ion conductor to solve the anode coking problem of practical solid oxide fuel cells|
|curtin.department||Department of Chemical Engineering|
|curtin.accessStatus||Fulltext not available|
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