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Carbon Content in a Direct Carbon Fuel Cell

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Sneh L. Jain, J. Barry Lakeman, Kevin D. Pointon, John T. S. Irvine

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In direct carbon fuel cells (DCFCs), elemental carbon is directly oxidised electrochemically to generate electrical power. Carbon is readily available, easily transported and stored and, therefore, affordable to the global energy economy. Further operational advantages include the use of a fully renewable solid bio-carbon fuel source and the opportunity for scale-up. Herein we discuss a DCFC which utilises a molten mixed alkali metal carbonate eutectic as a secondary electrolyte, contained within a solid oxide fuel cell. The operation of the cells over an extended temperature range (525-700 degrees C) was examined using standard electrochemical methods. We will present the electrochemical performance of Super S, a high surface area carbon black.



Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid oxide fuel cells 10 (SOFC-X)
EditorsK. Eguchi, S.C. Singhai, H. Yokokawa, H. Mizusaki
PublisherElectrochemical Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-56677-554-0
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event10th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - Nara, Japan
Duration: 3 Jun 20078 Jun 2007

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NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


Conference10th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

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