Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: From Fundamental Principles to Complete Systems is a valuable resource for beginners, experienced researchers, and developers of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). It provides a fundamental understanding of SOFCs by covering the present state-of-the-art as well as ongoing research and future challenges to be solved. It discusses current and future materials, and provides an overview of development activities with a more general system approach toward fuel cell plant technology, including plant design and economics, industrial data, and advances in technology.
- Provides an understanding of the operating principles of SOFCs
- Discusses state-of-the-art materials, technologies, and processes
- Includes a review of the current industry and lessons learned
- Offers a more general system approach toward fuel cell plant technology, including plant design and economics of SOFC manufacture
- Covers significant technical challenges that remain to be solved
- Presents the status of government activities, industry, and market
This book is aimed at electrochemists, batteries and fuel cell engineers, alternative energy scientists, and professionals in materials science.
Table of Contents
Fundamental Aspect of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.
Materials: Electrolytes, Anodes, Cathodes, Interconnects and Sealants.
Cell and Stack Configuration.
System Design and Optimization.
Fuel Cell Technology Commercialization.
Research, Demonstration, and Commercialization Activities in the US, Europe, and Asia.
Radenka Maric is a professor at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. During the last 15 years, a major focus of Dr. Maric's research activities has been on developing solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) materials and new manufacturing processes for thin films that may be used in such energy applications as solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) components, resulting in lower materials and processing costs relative to traditional fabrication techniques while also improving product life and reliability.