1st Edition

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
From Fundamental Principles to Complete Systems

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ISBN 9781466561168
December 9, 2020 Forthcoming by CRC Press
296 Pages 125 B/W Illustrations

USD $170.00

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Book Description

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: From Fundamental Principles to Complete Systems is as a valuable resource for beginners, experienced researchers, and developers of solid oxide fuel cells. 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 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. Processing. Cell and Stack Configuration. System Design and Optimization. Fuel Cell System Economics. Research and Demonstration Activities in United States, Asia and Europe.

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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.