Analytical Current-Potential Relation for Coupled Activation, Liquid Diffusion and OHMIC Losses in Porous Gas Diffusion Electrodes
In earlier work on a flooded agglomerate model for molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) cathodes, analytical current density-overpotential expressions were developed. In computing MCFC performance, some way of interpolating is needed in order to describe cathode performance. Rather than impose arbitrary criteria for interpolating among and 'crossing-over' between the various analytical limiting forms, a more unified approach was undertaken. Current densities calculated using this analytical method have been compared extensively with exact results found via numerical integration. Over a broad range of conditions, agreement was found to within 2-3% in all cases studied.
G. Wilemski, "Analytical Current-Potential Relation for Coupled Activation, Liquid Diffusion and OHMIC Losses in Porous Gas Diffusion Electrodes," Electrochemical Society Extended Abstracts, vol. 85-2, Electrochemical Society, Inc., Jan 1985.
Fall Meeting (168th Society Meeting), the Electrochemical Society (1985: Las Vegas, NV)
Keywords and Phrases
Electric Conductivity - Mathematical Models; Electrodes, Electrochemical - Electric Properties; Gases - Diffusion; Liquids - Diffusion; Coupled Activation; Current-potential Relation
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Article - Conference proceedings
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