Design and Operation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128152539

Design and Operation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

1st Edition

The Systems Engineering Vision for Industrial Application

Authors: Mahdi Sharifzadeh
Paperback ISBN: 9780128152539
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 2019
Page Count: 510
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Table of Contents

Part one: Theory and concept
1. Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) in the broader context of fuel cells
2. Theoretical foundation SOFCs: thermodynamics and reaction kinetics
3. Thermodynamics and Energy Engineering
4. Material Engineering Perspective
5. Mechanical Engineering Perspective
6. Electrical Engineering Perspective
7. Reaction Engineering & Chemistry Perspective
8. Process Systems Engineering Perspective
9. Control Engineering Perspective
10. Computer-aided Engineering: Modelling and Optimization in different disciplines

Part two: Economic and environmental perspectives for potential application areas
11. Renewable power generation
12. Hybrid power plants
13. Polygeneration
14. Microgrids and distributed electricity generation
15. Residential and stand-alone remote applications
16. Mobile applications: cars, trucks, locomotives, undersea vehicles, and aircrafts
17. Energy storage
18. Waste management
19. Modelling and Optimization of various application areas
20. Challenges and Future research directions


Design and Operation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: The Systems Engineering Vision for Industrial Application presents a comprehensive, critical and accessible review of the latest research in the field of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). As well as discussing the theoretical aspects of the field, the book explores a diverse range of power applications, such as hybrid power plants, polygeneration, distributed electricity generation, energy storage and waste management—all with a focus on modeling and computational skills. Dr. Sharifzadeh presents the associated risks and limitations throughout the discussion, providing a very complete and thorough analysis of SOFCs and their control and operation in power plants.

The first of its kind, this book will be of particular interest to energy engineers, industry experts and academic researchers in the energy, power and transportation industries, as well as those working and researching in the chemical, environmental and material sectors.

Key Features

  • Closes the gap between various power engineering disciples by considering a diverse variety of applications and sectors
  • Presents and reviews a variety of modeling techniques and considers regulations throughout
  • Includes CFD modeling examples and process simulation and optimization programming guidance


Energy engineers and the power engineering community; systems/process engineers; mechanical engineers; academics & graduate students requiring SOFC modelling and computational skills & with an interest in developing new technologies; those working in the transportation/hybrid vehicle industry; materials engineers involved in power plant development


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About the Authors

Mahdi Sharifzadeh Author

Dr. Sharifzadeh is Lecturer in Energy Systems at the department of Electrical Engineering, University College London. Prior to that, he was a research associate at Centre for Process Systems Engineering, Imperial College London (Oct 2012-Aug 2017). He is an expert in the optimal design and operation of energy-efficient industrial processes, with a special focus on low carbon power generation, which is evidenced by solid academic background in Energy Systems Engineering, and 21 highly cited publications including a publication with detailed analysis of SOFC hybrid power plants. His research interests include the intersection of process design and control, with a focus on energy and environmental applications. He is furthermore very interested in the development of advanced optimization algorithms to address large-scale problems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Energy Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, University College London, UK