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Performance of Microtubular SOFCs Using Ethanol Fuel

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Toshio Suzuki, Toshiaki Yamaguchi, Yoshinobu Fujishiro, Masanobu Awano

 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Nagoya, Japan

Tetsuro Kikuchi, Akira Fujii

 Denso Corp., Kariya, Japan

Yoshihiro Funahashi

 NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd., Komaki, Japan

J. Fuel Cell Sci. Technol 8(1), 011008 (Nov 03, 2010) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4002232 History: Received May 06, 2010; Revised May 24, 2010; Published November 03, 2010; Online November 03, 2010

Microtubular solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are considered to be ideal for application such as auxiliary power units due to their high thermal shock resistance and their compactness (high volumetric power density). Thus, it is of importance to understand the performance of the cell under actual fuel-fed condition. In this study, we demonstrate the performance of the microtubular SOFCs using a forming gas and a gas reformed from ethanol-water mixture.

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Experimental setup of the cell performance test with hydrocarbon fuel

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The results of cell performance test obtained at 650°C furnace temperature using H2/N2 and the forming gas/H2O

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The result of load test, 0.48 A cm−2, at various flow rates using the forming gas

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Cell performance obtained at 650°C using H2/N2 and methane/H2O without reformer (S/C=3)

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Cell performance at 650°C with ethanol/H2O with reformer

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The results of micro-GC analysis for reformed gas (dry base)

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