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EPSRC Reference: GR/N04638/01
Title: OPTIMISATION AND EVALUATION OF INTERMEDIATE-TEMP (500 C)SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL (IT-SOFC) STACKS
Principal Investigator: Kilner, Professor JA
Other Investigators:
Atkinson, Professor A Steele, Professor B Brandon, Professor NP
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
AvestaPolarit Ltd Blue Circle Johnson Matthey
Department: Materials
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 October 2000 Ends: 31 January 2004 Value (£): 259,610
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Electrochemical Science & Eng. Fuel Cell Technologies
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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This proposal aims to develop a novel Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxixe Fuel Cell (ITSOFC) stack for use in embedded and remote generation applications such as CHP units. The stack will be constructed from single cells based on an entirely novel design and fabricated using an innovative processing route. The cells will consist of a thin layer gadolinia doped ceria electrolyte supported on a porous stainless steel substrate, fabricated by a novel low temperature sintering route. Conventional cermet anodes will be used throughout the programme, but although cell fabrication will start using 'conventional' composite cathodes, novel cathodes will be developed to produce high performance cells for testing in the later part of the project.The work will involve the scale up and optimisation of Imperial College's existing ITSOFC effort to produce single cells for testing and characterisation. This will be followed by the construction and testing of short stacks (5 cells) capable of producing 20W, with a final target of a short stack of optimised cells producing 40W.
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