Dual ionic conductive membrane for molten carbonate fuel cell

Robert Baron, Tomasz Wejrzanowski, Łukasz Szabłowski, Arkadiusz Szczęśniak, Jarosław Milewski, Kuan Zong Fung

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Within this study, the electrochemically inert, molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) γ-LiAlO2 matrix is replaced by oxygen ion conducting ceramics, typical for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) application. Such solution leads to synergistic ion transport both by molten carbonate mix (CO32-) and yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) or samaria-doped ceria (SDC) matrix (O2-). Single unit cell tests confirm that application of hybrid ionic membrane increases the performance (power density) of the MCFC over pure γ-LiAlO2 for a wide range of operating temperatures (600 °C–750 °C). Cell power density with SDC and YSZ matrices is 2% and 13% higher, respectively, compared to the γ-LiAlO2 at typical 650 °C operating temperature of MCFC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8100-8104
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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