Solid Oxide-Based Electrochemical Devices

Solid Oxide-Based Electrochemical Devices

Advances, Smart Materials and Future Energy Applications

1st Edition - March 26, 2020

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  • Editor: Massimiliano Lo Faro
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128182857
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128182864

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Solid Oxide-Based Electrochemical Devices: Advances, Smart Materials and Future Energy Applications provides a complete overview of the theoretical and applied aspects of energy-related solid oxide technologies. The book presents detailed thermodynamic and other basic requirements for fuel cells, electrolyzers, supercapacitors, batteries, sensors and air treatment devices. It delves into physical-chemical, electrochemical and mechanical properties of smart materials developed and offers insights into fundamental analysis and modeling. Detailed protocols for operation are suggested and discussed, including component development to optimize functionality, cost and upscaling. Practitioners in the fuel cell or power to gas industries, engineering researchers developing new technologies in those areas, and device and system designers can use the in-depth, structured information about the relationship between technologies and materials offered to make better-informed decisions during the planning and implementation of those technologies.

Key Features

  • Covers the theoretical concepts, components, advances and applications of solid oxide fuel cell, electrolyzer, battery, sensor and pollution abatement technologies
  • Explores applications of new smart and metamaterials in the construction of energy-related solid oxide devices
  • Presents examples of prototypes, including their cost estimate and requirements for large-scale production, integration and operation


Engineers and researchers developing or implementing new technologies for fuel cell power, power to gas and other electrochemical devices. Senior practitioners and researchers working in energy systems and electrochemical device applications. High level graduate students in mechanical, chemical and/or materials engineering. Energy and sustainability policy-makers, decision-makers and consultants

Table of Contents

  • 1. Tuning perovskite-based oxides for effective electrodes in solid-oxide electrochemical cells
    Michele Pavone
    2. Interconnectors
    Tulio Matencio Sr.
    3. In situ photoelectron spectromicroscopy for the investigation of solid-oxide based electrochemical systems
    Benedetto Bozzini
    4. protonic based ceramics for fuel-cells and electrolysers
    Olivier Joubert
    5. Multi-level modeling of solid oxide electrolysis
    Jakub Kupecki
    6. Sensors based on Solid Oxide Electrolytes
    A. Demin and Panagiotis Tsiakaras
    7. Solid oxide metal-air redox battery (SOMARB)
    Kevin Huang
    8. SOFC systems
    Giovanni Brunaccini

Product details

  • No. of pages: 310
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: March 26, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128182857
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128182864

About the Editor

Massimiliano Lo Faro

Massimiliano Lo Faro graduated from University of Catania in 2003 in Industrial Chemistry and received a PhD in Materials for Environmentand Energy from the U. of TorVergata, Rome in March 2008. To date he is permanent researcher and team leader at CNR-ITAE for the activities concerning the development of Solid Oxide based Cells (SOFCs, SOECs, and Battery cells) operating at intermediate temperatures (600 – 800 °C). In 2013 he gains a research fellowship at the U. of Sao Paulo – Brazil in the framework of the program Pesquisador Visitante Especial, processo nº402180/2012-7. In 2018 he gains a fellowship for a research on the field of co-electrolysis of H2O and CO2 in solid oxide electrolysis cells carried out at the U. of Sao Paulo – Brazil and financed by FAPESP (2018/02172-7). In addition he has taken part in several National and International projects concerning fuel cells, electrolysis cells and batteries (MIUR-PRIN 2010-2011, BIOITSOFC project; FP7-2012-GC-MATERIALS grant n° 314159, NECOBAUT project; FP7-ENERGY-2010-FET grant n° 256821, QuasiDry project; CNR-MiSE agreements PAR2006, PAR 2007, PAR2008, PAR2009-2010, PAR 2011-2012, PAR 2012-2014; MIUR-FIRB, RINNOVA project; MIUR-FISR I and II), as well as a few private partnership contracts as participant (Eurocoating and SOFCPower contracts both referred to the development of stable anodes for SOFCs, Italcementi SPA contract referred to CO2CHEM project) also as leader for the PON02_00655 activity “DIESELSOFC” in the framework of the project entitled "Tecnologie ad alta Efficienza per la Sostenibilità Energetica ed ambientale Onboard" (TESEO), decreto direttoriale n.713/Ric. 29/10/2012. Member of scientific and organization committees for many conferences (i.e. HYPOTHESIS XII, WHEC 2018, HYPOTHESIS XII, EmHyTeC 2014, ISEECap2013, many editions od SAYCS) he was chair of GEI-ERA 2012 conference and of Hypothesis 2019 in Foz-do-Iguaçu. He served as editor for the book Solid Oxide-based Electrochemical Devices (AP-Elsevier) and as guest editor for many journals including special issues on the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and Electrochimica Acta. To date, Dr. Lo Faro is serving as co-Editor for the book Hybrid technologies for power generation

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies “Nicola Giordano” (ITAE), Salita S. Lucia sopra, Messina, Italy

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