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By Andrei A Kulikovsky

ISBN-10: 0444535608

ISBN-13: 9780444535603

In gas phone research, the hole among basic electrochemical techniques and the engineering of gas telephone structures is bridged via the actual modelling of gas cells. This rather new self-discipline goals to appreciate the elemental delivery and kinetic phenomena in a true telephone and stack setting, paving the way in which for enhanced layout and function. The author brings his special approach to the analytical modeling of gasoline cells to this crucial reference for strength technologists. Covers contemporary advances and analytical strategies to a number of difficulties confronted via power technologists, from catalyst layer functionality to thermal balance presents unique graphs, charts and different instruments (glossary, index) to maximise R&D output whereas minimizing expenses and time spent on dead-end researchPresents Kulikovsky's signature process (and the information to help it)-which makes use of "simplified" versions according to idealized structures, easy geometries, and minimum assumptions-enabling qualitative figuring out of the reasons and results of phenomena

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12). This incarnation of Moore’s law is characteristic of an emerging technology. 3 Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) Working temperature of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) varies in the range of 600-900 ◦ C. A unique feature of these cells is their ability to utilize methane or other hydrocarbons as fuels. In combination with high power density (about 1 W cm−2 ), this makes SOFCs a very attractive power source for residential applications. 11). 11). The transport of O2− ions occurs in a ceramic electrolyte, typically yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ), which has sufficient ionic conductivity at temperatures above 600 ◦ C.

9: (a) The model diffusion coefficient and (b) the respective shape of the membrane water content (Eq. 75)). The anode is at x ˜ = 0 and the cathode is at x ˜ = 1. Indicated are the values of parameter β in Eq. 75); parameter λ∗ = 2. The fully hydrated membrane corresponds to λ = 22. Thus, cw is related to λw as cw = cl λw /22, where cl is the molar concentration of pure liquid water. With this Eq. 72) transforms to 1 − exp − λw λ∗ ∇λw = 22nd j . 73) Let the axis x with the origin at the anode side of the membrane be directed toward the cathode.

To keep pressure in the elementary volume constant, the front face velocity of this volume must exceed the rear face velocity. each oxygen molecule consumed is replaced by two water molecules. Gaseous pressure is proportional to species number density (the number of molecules per unit volume). As discussed above, pressure variation along the channel is usually small and hence the number density must remain constant. Consider an elementary fluid volume moving at the flow velocity along the channel.

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