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The Journal of Committee on Thermodynamics and Combustion of Polish Academy of Sciences

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Volume 35, Issue 1 (Mar 2014)

Recent key technical barriers in solid oxide fuel cell technology

Jarosław Milewski
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  • Institute of Heat Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Nowowiejska 21/25, 00-665 Warsaw, Poland
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Published Online: 2014-08-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/aoter-2014-0002

Abstract

High-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are considered as suitable components of future large-scale clean and efficient power generation systems. However, at its current stage of development some technical barriers exists which limit SOFC’s potential for rapid large-scale deployment. The present article aims at providing solutions to key technical barriers in SOFC technology. The focus is on the solutions addressing thermal resistance, fuel reforming, energy conversion efficiency, materials, design, and fuel utilisation issues.

Keywords: SOFC; Power plant; Deployment; Technical barrier

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Received: 2011-05-26

Published Online: 2014-08-15

Published in Print: 2014-03-01


Citation Information: Archives of Thermodynamics, ISSN (Online) 2083-6023, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/aoter-2014-0002.

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