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Solid Oxide Fuels Cells: Facts and Figures

Past Present and Future Perspectives for SOFC Technologies

Irvine, John T.S., Connor, Paul (Eds.)

2013, VIII, 232 p.

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  • Contains contributions by experts in the field of solid oxide fuel cell technology
  • Provides the reader with a critical assessment of alterative electrolytes and anodes
  • Discusses the possible future development of solid oxide fuel cell technology

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) operate at high temperatures allowing more fuel flexibility and also useful heat output and so increase total efficiency, but does give some interesting engineering challenges.  Solid Oxide Fuels Cells: Facts and Figures provides clear and accurate data for a selection of SOFC topics from the specific details of Ni cermet anodes, chemical expansion in materials, and the measuring and modelling of mechanical stresses, to the broader scope of the history and present design of cells, to SOFC systems and the future of SOFC. 

Celebrating Ulf Bossel’s work on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, and especially his running of the European Fuel Cell Forum, Solid Oxide Fuels Cells: Facts and Figures covers important topics on the way including intermediate temperature fuel cells, metal supported fuel cells and both new materials and engineering solutions to some of the challenges of getting SOFC to market.   The chapters are based on the special plenary talks given by some of the most respected and talented people in the field at the 2010 European SOFC Forum in Luzern and the title for this book comes from the report produced by Ulf for the IEA “Final Report on SOFC Data, Facts and Figures”, Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Berne, 1992.

The comprehensive nature of Solid Oxide Fuels Cells: Facts and Figures makes it a key resource of SOFC topics for students, lecturers, researchers and industry practitioners alike.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Mechanical Properties - Metal Supported Cells - Perspective Cathode Materials - Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - Thermochemical Expansion

Related subjects » Electrochemistry - Energy Technology - Mechanical Engineering - Renewable and Green Energy

Table of contents 

1.Introduction.- 2.Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Past, Present and Future.- 3.Ni based solid oxide cell electrodes.- 4.Strategies for perspective cathode materials for IT–SOFC.- 5.Critical Issues of Metal-Supported Fuel Cell.- 6.Challenges imposed by thermochemical expansion of solid state electrochemical materials.- 7.Current State of Models for the Prediction of Mechanical Failures in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.- 8.Alternative Materials for SOFCs, Opportunities and Limitations.- 9.Materials for Next Generation SOFCs.- 10.Future Fuel Cells.

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