AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

A Model-based Understanding of Reversible Oxide-ion-conducting and Proton-conducting Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs)

by Vikram Menon

Institution: Universität Karlsruhe
Year: 2015
Keywords: Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC), SOFC stacks, numerical modeling, proton-conducting
Record ID: 1115654
Full text PDF: http://digbib.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/volltexte/documents/3459075


In this thesis, a unified framework to model and analyze the dynamics of solid oxide cells (SOCs) is described. The unified numerical framework is then employed to study: (i) the transient behavior of SOFC stacks, (ii) solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOECs) for hydrogen production by H2O electrolysis, (iii) SOECs for synthesis gas production by H2O/CO2 co-electrolysis, and (iv) mass and heat transport in proton-conducting SOFCs.