Micro-tubular SOFCs to measure the effects of cross flow on mass transfer rates around the perimeter of a cylindrical electrode

V. Lawlor*, D. Meissner, C. Hochenauer, S. Griesser, S. Cordiner, A. Mariani, G. Zauner, A. G. Olabi, G. Buchinger

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Abstract

Micro-Tubular-Solid-Oxide-Fuel-Cells (MT-SOFCs) are primarily being developed to be used as electricity producing devices. However, they are also an ideal tool for investigating the effects of gas cross flows, with various Reynolds numbers and specie concentrations, on the mass transfer rates around the perimeter of a high temperature cylindrical electrode. The SOFC research group at the Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences in Wels and partners are currently developing multi-cathode and multi-cell methods to measure the concentration of oxygen around the perimeter of these active electrodes. This paper will introduce the reader to computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulation results that have been used to design an experimental apparatus and some novel MT-SOFC innovations that will be used in the very near future to make experimental measurements to validate the shown CFD simulation results for oxygen concentration around the perimeter of a cylindrical electrode in cross-flow.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECS Transactions - Solid Oxide Fuel Cells 11 (SOFC-XI)
Pages1283-1293
Number of pages11
Edition2 PART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XI)- 216th ECS Meeting - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 4 Oct 20099 Oct 2009

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number2 PART 2
Volume25
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737

Conference

Conference11th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XI)- 216th ECS Meeting
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period4/10/099/10/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Lawlor, V., Meissner, D., Hochenauer, C., Griesser, S., Cordiner, S., Mariani, A., ... Buchinger, G. (2009). Micro-tubular SOFCs to measure the effects of cross flow on mass transfer rates around the perimeter of a cylindrical electrode. In ECS Transactions - Solid Oxide Fuel Cells 11 (SOFC-XI) (2 PART 2 ed., pp. 1283-1293). (ECS Transactions; Vol. 25, No. 2 PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1149/1.3205657