Solid Oxide-Based Electrochemical Devices - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128182857

Solid Oxide-Based Electrochemical Devices

1st Edition

Advances, Smart Materials and Future Energy Applications

Editors: Massimiliano Lo Faro
Paperback ISBN: 9780128182857
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st April 2020
Page Count: 400
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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

classification of devices
overall characteristics
demand evolution from the market
price trend
policies at EU level
Thermodynamics of operation for each device suggested
Fuel cell
Device for the abatement of pollutants
Smart Materials compared to the state of the art
Fuel cell
Device for the abatement of pollutants
Example of application for the technologies suggested
Analysis of the environment impact that arises from the integration of the suggested devices with current goods and technologies


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About the Editor

Massimiliano Lo Faro

Dr. Massimiliano Lo Faro graduated from University of Catania in 2003 in Industrial Chemistry, and received a PhD in Materials for Environment and Energy from the University of TorVergata in 2008. In April 2017 he received from ASN the habilitation as associate professor. He is a permanent researcher and team leader at CNR-ITAE for the activities concerning the development of materials and components for Solid Oxide based Cells (SOFCs, SOECs, and Battery cells) operating at intermediate temperatures (600 – 800 °C). Dr. Lo Faro performed research on the field of ethanol utilization in solid oxide fuel cells, and co-electrolysis of H2O and CO2 in solid oxide electrolysis cells as a fellow at the University of Sao Paulo. In addition he has taken part in several national and international projects concerning fuel cells, electrolysis cells and batteries, as well as a few private partnership contracts as participant or leader. Dr. Lo Faro has also been a member of scientific and organization committees for many conferences, and chair of GEI-ERA 2012 conference, SCIGiovani organization and Hypothesis 2019.

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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