Thermodynamics, polarizations, and intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell performance

Gurbinder Kaur, Vishal Kumar, Mandeep Kaur, Gary Pickrell, John Mauro

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In 1937, Baur and Preis presented the perception of large-scale solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) for the stationary applications. The intermediate temperature SOFC (IT-SOFC) works under certain conditions such as temperature, pressure, gas variables, etc. The efficiency of IT-SOFC is determined by these operating conditions and hence require, rigorous and thorough understanding. There are series of thermodynamic and chemical equations behind the operation of fuel cells that should be well understood. This chapter focuses on the thermodynamics, open circuit voltage, performance, efficiency, and losses for the IT-SOFC. The effect of various factors such as pressure, temperature, fuel constituents, and concentration on the SOFC performance has been discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Subtitle of host publicationElectrolytes, Electrodes and Interconnects
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780128174456
StatePublished - Nov 22 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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