Principles and applications of high temperature ion conducting ceramic in power generation - fuel cells and oxygen membranes

Jakub Kupecki

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/CL.2015.006

Abstract


High temperature membranes can be used in numerous applications including ceramic filters, selective sieves, removal of impurities, oxygen and hydrogen separation, electrochemical devices such as solid oxide fuel cells and solid oxide electrolysers. The fabrication process is oriented at achieving desired properties of the final product, including proper conductivity, size and density of pores, tortuosity, mechanical stability in high operating temperatures and others. Among the mentioned applications, solid oxide fuel cells and oxygen separation membranes represent materials with mixed ionic and electronic conductivity (MIEC) which will be further discussed in the lecture. Such material are often referred as membranes designed specifically for transport of ions and electrons.


Keywords


high temperature membranes, solid oxide fuel cells, oxygen transport membranes

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