High-temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Fundamentals, Design and Applications

1st Edition

Editors: S.C. Singhal K. Kendall
Hardcover ISBN: 9781856173872
eBook ISBN: 9780080508085
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 8th December 2003
Page Count: 406
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High Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Fundamentals, Design and Applications provides a comprehensive discussion of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). SOFCs are the most efficient devices for the electrochemical conversion of chemical energy of hydrocarbon fuels into electricity, and have been gaining increasing attention for clean and efficient distributed power generation. The book explains the operating principle, cell component materials, cell and stack designs and fabrication processes, cell and stack performance, and applications of SOFCs. Individual chapters are written by internationally renowned authors in their respective fields, and the text is supplemented by a large number of references for further information.
The book is primarily intended for use by researchers, engineers, and other technical people working in the field of SOFCs. Even though the technology is advancing at a very rapid pace, the information contained in most of the chapters is fundamental enough for the book to be useful even as a text for SOFC technology at the graduate level.


Designers, manufacturers and end-users of solid oxide and other fuel cells: researchers in fuel cell technology; membrane manufacturers.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Chapter 1 Introduction to SOFCs 1.1 Background 1.2 Historical Summary 1.3 Zirconia Sensors for Oxygen Measurement 1.4 Zirconia Availability and Production 1.5 High-Quality Electrolyte Fabrication Processes 1.6 Electrode Materials and Reactions 1.7 Interconnection for Electrically Connecting the Cells 1.8 Cell and Stack Designs 1.9 SOFC Power Generation Systems 1.10 Fuel Considerations 1.11 Competition and Combination with Heat Engines 1.12 Application Areas and Relation to Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 1.13 SOFC-Related Publications References Chapter 2 History 2.1 The Path to the First Solid Electrolyte Gas Cells 2.2 From Solid Electrolyte Gas Cells to Solid Oxide Fuel Cells 2.3 First Detailed Investigations of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells 2.4 Progress in the 196Os 2.5 On the Path to Practical Solid Oxide Fuel Cells References Chapter 3 Thermodynamics 3.1 Introduction 3.2 The Ideal Reversible SOFC 3.3. Voltage Losses by Ohmic Resistance and by Mixing Effects by Fuel Utilisation 3.4 Thermodynamic Definition of a Fuel Cell Producing Electricity and Heat 3.5 Thermodynamic Theory of SOFC Hybrid Systems 3.6 Design Principles of SOFC Hybrid Systems 3.7 Summary References Chapter 4 Electrolytes 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Fluorite-Structured Electrolytes 4.3 Zirconia-Based Oxide Ion Conductors 4.4 Ceria-Based Oxide Ion Conductors 4.5 Fabrication of ZrO2 and CeO2-Based Electrolyte Films 4.6 Perovskite-Structured Electrolytes 4.6.1 LaAlO3 4.6.2 LaGaO3 Doped with Ca, Sr and Mg 4.6.3 LaGaO3 Doped with Transition Elements 4.7 Oxides with Other Structures 4.7.1 Brownmillerites (e.g. Ba2In2O6) 4.7.2 Non-cubic Oxides 4.8 Proton-Conducting Oxides 4.9 Summary Refe


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About the Editor

S.C. Singhal

K. Kendall


The information contained in most of the chapters is fundamental enough for the book to be useful as a textbook for students at graduate level....Scientists and researchers already active in the field will also find the book very interesting. Paola Costamagna DICHEP - University of Genova Via Opera Pia 15 16145 Genova - Italy