Title

Modeling Studies of Electrolyte Loss from Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells

Abstract

The results of two modeling studies of electrolyte loss from molten carbonate fuel cells are presented. In the first, the variation of convective electrolyte loss with cell operating conditions is discussed. The effects of systematic variations in cell gas pressure, cathode utilization, gas stream H//2O content, cell impedance and cell voltage for 1 m**2 non-isothermal cells are considered. In the second study a convective-diffusive electrolyte loss model is used to simulate the performance decay of 94 cm**2 isothermal cells. The computed values are compared with experimental results. The agreement is satisfactory.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Electrolytes, Electrolyte Loss; Molten Carbonate, Fuel Cells

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0161-6374

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1984 Electrochemical Society, Inc., All rights reserved.

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