Spatial current and temperature variations in a cathode-supported microtubular solid oxide electrolysis cell in-situ analyzed with electrode-segmentation method

X. Wang, H. Nakajima, K. Ito

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Abstract

The spatial distribution of current and temperature plays important role in the electrochemical performance of Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells (SOECs). Many numerical predictions of current and temperature distribution have been reported, whereas experimental investigations were rare. In this research, we are applying an electrode-segmentation method to investigate the spatial current and temperature variation in a cathode-supported microtubular SOEC. The electrode-segmentation method shows a remarkable current variation among the segments. The current densities of the midstream and downstream segments are smaller than the upstream segment with an increased cell voltage, implying that the cell suffers from water starvation. Besides, the temperature at each segment increases with the voltage increase. The largest current in the upstream segment is observed, which agrees with the largest temperature rise there. The largest temperature gradient happens between the upstream and midstream segments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, SOFC 2021
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd.
Pages643-651
Number of pages9
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781607685395
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event17th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, SOFC 2021 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: Jul 18 2021Jul 23 2021

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number1
Volume103
ISSN (Print)1938-6737
ISSN (Electronic)1938-5862

Conference

Conference17th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, SOFC 2021
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period7/18/217/23/21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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