Electrolyte Management in Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells
Maintaining an optimum electrolyte inventory in the active components of a molten carbonate fuel cell is an important design consideration. Electrolyte losses from the cell may be caused by vaporization, corrosion, creepage, and potential driven migration. Components of several single cells operated for up to 10,000 hr have been analyzed in detail to provide quantitative data for the relative magnitudes of these losses. Corrosion and creepage related losses account for a significant portion of the loss from the active components. Both of these losses are proportional to square root of time. Vapor phase losses, as measured by a through scrubbing of gases and ducts appear to be relatively small.
H. Maru et al., "Electrolyte Management in Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells," Proceedings - The Electrochemical Society, vol. 86-12, pp. 398-422, Electrochemical Society, Inc., Jan 1986.
Symposium on Electrochemical and Thermal Modeling of Battery, Fuel Cell, and Photoenergy Conversion Systems (1986: San Diego, CA)
Keywords and Phrases
Electrodes; Fuel Cells; Salts - Fused; 3-phase Reaction Interface; Electrolyte Loss; Molten Carbonate; Potassium Carbonate; Vapor Phase Losses, Electrolytes
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