ECN publication
Internal reforming in state-of-the-art SOFCs
Published by: Publication date:
ECN 1996
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-RX--96-004 Other
Number of pages: Full text:
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State-of-the-art SOFCs manufactured by ECN with dimensions of 10x10 cm2have been tested with methane/steam mixtures as fuel, in the temperature range 800-930C. The initial catalytic activity for steam reforming seems sufficient for operation between 850-930C. However, the catalytic activity decreases rapidly with time, making the anode unsuitable for long-term operation. Explanations for this degradation and modifications to the anode that would reduce the rate of degradation are discussed. 4 figs., 9 refs.

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