Preliminary model and validation of molten carbonate fuel cell kinetics under sulphur poisoning

E. Audasso, SukWoo Nam, E. Arato, B. Bosio

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Abstract

MCFC represents an effective technology to deal with CO2 capture and relative applications. If used for these purposes, due to the working conditions and the possible feeding, MCFC must cope with a different number of poisoning gases such as sulphur compounds. In literature, different works deal with the development of kinetic models to describe MCFC performance to help both industrial applications and laboratory simulations. However, in literature attempts to realize a proper model able to consider the effects of poisoning compounds are scarce. The first aim of the present work is to provide a semi-empirical kinetic formulation capable to take into account the effects that sulphur compounds (in particular SO2) have on the MCFC performance. The second aim is to provide a practical example of how to effectively include the poisoning effects in kinetic models to simulate fuel cells performances. To test the reliability of the proposed approach, the obtained formulation is implemented in the kinetic core of the SIMFC (SIMulation of Fuel Cells) code, an MCFC 3D model realized by the Process Engineering Research Team (PERT) of the University of Genova. Validation is performed through data collected at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology in Seoul.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-225
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Volume352
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Experimental and theoretical analysis
  • Kinetics
  • Model
  • Parameter identification
  • Sulphur poisoning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Preliminary model and validation of molten carbonate fuel cell kinetics under sulphur poisoning. / Audasso, E.; Nam, SukWoo; Arato, E.; Bosio, B.

In: Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 352, 01.06.2017, p. 216-225.

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Audasso, E. ; Nam, SukWoo ; Arato, E. ; Bosio, B. / Preliminary model and validation of molten carbonate fuel cell kinetics under sulphur poisoning. In: Journal of Power Sources. 2017 ; Vol. 352. pp. 216-225.
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