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Catalysis and Reaction Engineering

2001

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Anodes For Direct Oxidation Of Hydrocarbons In Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Seungdoo Park, Hyuk Kim, Steven Mcintosh, Wayne L. Worrell, Raymond J. Gorte, John M. Vohs Jan 2001

Anodes For Direct Oxidation Of Hydrocarbons In Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Seungdoo Park, Hyuk Kim, Steven Mcintosh, Wayne L. Worrell, Raymond J. Gorte, John M. Vohs

Departmental Papers (CBE)

In this paper we describe the development of Cu/CeO2/YSZ anodes for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) that are active for the direct electrochemical oxidation of dry hydrocarbon fuels. A novel method for synthesizing thin-electrolyte, anode-supported cells is described. This method uses tape-casting of YSZ layers with graphite pore formers, followed by impregnation with aqueous solutions of Cu(NO3)2 and Ce(NO3)2. The performance of model SOFCs with Cu/CeO2/YSZ anodes while operating on a variety of dry hydrocarbon fuels, including methane, butane, decane, and synthetic diesel is reported.