Experimental and theoretical analysis of SO2 and NOx effects on MCFCs

N. Di Giulio, B. Bosio, E. Arato, H. Devianto, V. Cigolotti, S. McPhail, E. Simonetti, J. Han, SukWoo Nam

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Aim of this work is to investigate how SO2 and NOx can affect MCFC performance. Experimental tests will be performed at the Fuel Cell Center laboratories of KIST and ENEA thanks to 10 cmχ10 cm single cell and 3 cm2 button cell facilities and using a gas composition which simulate conditions of MCFCs when running in a combined cycle power plant. In the case of the button cell a different composition was used in order to avoid a fast degradation of the cell related to corrosion of current collector and fluctuation of EIS spectra. Polarisation curves, endurance tests, impedance measurements and gas analyses will be carried out to support the investigation. Theoretical analysis will be based also on a modeling experience which allows the use of detailed codes validated on MCFC standard operation without contaminants and which are now being to be extended to operation in presence of contaminants on the basis of the experimental data. Both experimental and theoretical results will be presented and discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEFC 2011 - Proceedings of the 4th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference and Exhibition
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9788882862541
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event4th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference and Exhibition, EFC 2011 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2011 Dec 142011 Dec 16


Other4th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference and Exhibition, EFC 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology


Dive into the research topics of 'Experimental and theoretical analysis of SO<sub>2</sub> and NO<sub>x</sub> effects on MCFCs'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this