In the frame of the ENDURANCE FCH-JU-FP7 project (2014-2017) a segmented cell (20 segments regularly distributed from fuel inlet to fuel outlet) was operated for 15k hours in co-flow at 750°C (average temperature) in hydrogen under load. Each segment was carefully monitored during operation by periodically acquiring the impedance spectra and constantly checking the voltage under current load. After 15k hours of operation the test was stopped and the cell used for further investigations in order to compare the cell evolution with the segment degradation. The overall observation in cross section of the cell has shown a good stability, however some differences were observed in the electrodes that might be related to the local operating conditions: temperature, H2 /H2O ratio in the fuel stream. The gathered results will contribute to increase the understanding the evolution of a SOFC in real operating conditions. Evidences of the effect of temperature, time and fuel pollutants were found.

Electrochemical performances and post-operational characterization of a segmented sofc operated under load for 15k hours

P. Piccardo;R. Spotorno;
2017

Abstract

In the frame of the ENDURANCE FCH-JU-FP7 project (2014-2017) a segmented cell (20 segments regularly distributed from fuel inlet to fuel outlet) was operated for 15k hours in co-flow at 750°C (average temperature) in hydrogen under load. Each segment was carefully monitored during operation by periodically acquiring the impedance spectra and constantly checking the voltage under current load. After 15k hours of operation the test was stopped and the cell used for further investigations in order to compare the cell evolution with the segment degradation. The overall observation in cross section of the cell has shown a good stability, however some differences were observed in the electrodes that might be related to the local operating conditions: temperature, H2 /H2O ratio in the fuel stream. The gathered results will contribute to increase the understanding the evolution of a SOFC in real operating conditions. Evidences of the effect of temperature, time and fuel pollutants were found.
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