Direct oxidation of jet fuels and Pennsylvania crude oil in a solid oxide fuel cell

Z. F. Zhou, C. Gallo, M. B. Pague, H. Schobert, S. N. Lvov

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A Cu-ceria solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is shown to generate electric power using jet fuels and Pennsylvania crude oil through direct oxidation of the fuels. The liquid fuels contained up to 910ppm of sulfur and were injected into the anode compartment either with or without N2 dilution. The performance of the fuel cell was stable over 30h for jet fuels and Pennsylvania crude oil without N2 dilution whereas N2 dilution prolonged the stable power generation up to 100h for jet fuel and up to 80h for Pennsylvania crude oil. The generated power density was about 0.1Wcm -2 for both fuels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-187
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 4 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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