Preparation of oxygen evolution layer/La0.6Ca0.4CoO3 dense membrane/porous support asymmetric structure for high-performance oxygen permeation

Ken Watanabe, Masayoshi Yuasa, Tetsuya Kida, Kengo Shimanoe, Yasutake Teraoka, Noboru Yamazoe

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An asymmetric-structured membrane, in which a dense thin La0.6Ca0.4CoO3 layer of 10 μm was deposited on porous La0.6Ca0.4CoO3 support by a slurry dropping method, were tested for its oxygen permeability at 630-930 °C. In order to increase the oxygen permeability, porous La0.6Ca0.4CoO3 and SrCo0.8Fe0.2O3 - δ oxygen evolution layers were attached on the dense layer. It was found that the asymmetric structured membranes with the porous oxygen evolution layers showed remarkably higher oxygen permeability as compared with a conventional sintered disk-type membrane (1200 μm). This suggests that oxygen permeation through membranes of 10 μm in thickness is rate-determined by both bulk O2- diffusion and oxygen evolution reaction. The maximum oxygen permeability reached 4.77 cm3 (STP) min- 1 cm- 2 (3.54 × 10- 6 mol cm- 2 s- 1) at 930 °C for the asymmetric membrane with porous La0.6Ca0.4CoO3 oxygen evolution layer of 10 μm in thickness (STP = Standard Temperature and Pressure). Further improvements in the oxygen permeability would be achieved through control of the micro-structure of the oxygen evolution layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1377-1381
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Ionics
Issue number27-32
Publication statusPublished - Sep 30 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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