Direct oxidation of waste vegetable oil in solid oxide fuel cells

Z. F. Zhou, S. T. Thakur, H. Schobert, R. Kumar, L. R. Rudnick, S. N. Lvov

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Abstract

Solid oxide fuel cells with ceria, ceria-Cu, and ceria-Rh anode were demonstrated to generate stable electric power with waste vegetable oil through direct oxidation of the fuel. The only pre-treatment to the fuel was a filtration to remove particulates. The performance of the fuel cell was stable over 100 hours for the waste vegetable oil without dilution. The generated power was up to 0.25 W/cm2 for ceria-Rh fuel cell. This compares favorably with previously studied hydrocarbon fuels including jet fuels and Pennsylvania crude oil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology, 2005
EditorsR.K. Shah, E.U. Ubong, S.S. Samuelsen
Pages341-345
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Nov 21 2005
Event3rd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology, 2005 - Ypsilanti, MI, United States
Duration: May 23 2005May 25 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology, 2005

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology, 2005
CountryUnited States
CityYpsilanti, MI
Period5/23/055/25/05

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Zhou, Z. F., Thakur, S. T., Schobert, H., Kumar, R., Rudnick, L. R., & Lvov, S. N. (2005). Direct oxidation of waste vegetable oil in solid oxide fuel cells. In R. K. Shah, E. U. Ubong, & S. S. Samuelsen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology, 2005 (pp. 341-345). [FUELCELL-74166] (Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology, 2005).