Molten carbonate fuel cells

Dicks, A. L. (2004) Molten carbonate fuel cells. Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, 8 5: 379-383. doi:10.1016/j.cossms.2005.12.005

Author Dicks, A. L.
Title Molten carbonate fuel cells
Journal name Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1359-0286
Publication date 2004-10
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.cossms.2005.12.005
Volume 8
Issue 5
Start page 379
End page 383
Total pages 5
Editor A. K. Cheetham
C. N. R. Rao
J. Meurig Thomas
Place of publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
291899 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
620107 Cotton
0912 Materials Engineering
Abstract Over the past 12 months, developments in both porous and non-porous materials for the molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) should lead to significantly increased stack lifetimes. Lithium-sodium carbonate is emerging as the material of choice for the electrolyte and has been tested in a 10 kW scale stack. Several new cathode materials, with lower dissolution rates in the electrolyte than state-of-the-art NiO, have been tested. However a significant finding is that the dissolution rate of NiO can also be reduced by an order of magnitude by preparing it as a functional nanomaterial. Although most developers continue to use nickel anodes, recent tests with ceramic oxides anodes open up the prospects of reduced carbon deposition and future cells running directly on dry methane. (c) 2004 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Keyword Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Physics, Applied
Physics, Condensed Matter
Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (mcfc)
Li/na Electrolyte
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
School of Chemical Engineering Publications
2006 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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