Design, construction, and testing of a gasifier-specific solid oxide fuel cell system

Fernandes, Alvaro, Brabandt, Joerg, Posdziech, Oliver, Saadabadi, Ali, Recalde, Mayra, Fan, Liyuan, Promes, Eva O., Liu, Ming, Woudstra, Theo, and Aravind, Purushothaman Vellayan (2018) Design, construction, and testing of a gasifier-specific solid oxide fuel cell system. Energies, 11 (8). 1985.

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Abstract

This paper describes the steps involved in the design, construction, and testing of a gasifier-specific solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system. The design choices are based on reported thermodynamic simulation results for the entire gasifier- gas cleanup-SOFC system. The constructed SOFC system is tested and the measured parameters are compared with those given by a system simulation. Furthermore, a detailed exergy analysis is performed to determine the components responsible for poor efficiency. It is concluded that the SOFC system demonstrates reasonable agreement with the simulated results. Furthermore, based on the exergy results, the components causing major irreversible performance losses are identified.

Item ID: 60823
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1996-1073
Keywords: SOFC; validation; simulation; exergy; syngas
Copyright Information: © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Funders: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), Ecuador Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SENESCY)
Projects and Grants: FCT Grant—SFRH/BD/77042/2011
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2019 01:55
FoR Codes: 40 ENGINEERING > 4004 Chemical engineering > 400403 Chemical engineering design @ 50%
40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401703 Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8504 Energy Transformation > 850404 Solid Oxide Fuel Cells @ 50%
85 ENERGY > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850501 Biofuel (Biomass) Energy @ 20%
85 ENERGY > 8504 Energy Transformation > 850409 Transformation of Gas into Electricity @ 30%
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