Electrochemical partial oxidation of methane in solid oxide fuel cells: Effect of anode reforming activity

Manoj R. Pillai*, David M. Bierschenk, Scott A Barnett

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Abstract

Direct-methane solid oxide fuel cells were used to produce electricity and syngas. During initial operation at 750 °C, the cells produced 0.9 W/cm 2 and ≈90% methane conversion to syngas at a rate of 30 sccm/cm2. However, the methane conversion decreased continuously over the first 30-40 h of operation, even though the solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) electrical performance was stable. An additional catalyst layer on the anode yielded more stable methane conversion to syngas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Letters
Volume121
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008

Keywords

  • Electrochemical partial oxidation (EPOx)
  • Methane
  • Ni-YSZ
  • Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)
  • Syngas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Catalysis

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