A Critical Review of Models of the H-2/H2O/Ni/SZ Electrode Kinetics

Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference article – Annual report year: 2007

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Various models of the H-2/H2O/Ni/SZ (SZ = stabilized zirconia) electrode kinetics have been presented in the literature in order to explain the reported experimental data. However, there has been a strong tendency of using a limited set of data to "verify" a given model, disregarding other data sets, which do not fit the model. We have inspected some models in the literature, and problems (e.g. no quantitative model has explained the large variation in reported values of apparent activation energy of the electrode kinetics) as well as strengths of the models are discussed. We point out experimental findings that a useful model must be able to explain such as difference in sensitivity to poisoning by H2S due to differences in the detailed composition of the SZ and large change in apparent activation energy by change in cermet preparation. Finally, we will point out some elements, which seem important for any realistic and useful mathematical model of the H-2/H2O/Ni/SZ electrode.
Original languageEnglish
JournalE C S Transactions
Publication date2007
Volume7
Issue1
Pages1329-1338
ISSN1938-5862
DOIs
StatePublished

Conference

Conference10th International symposium on solid oxide fuel cells
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period03/06/0708/06/07

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Copyright The Electrochemical Society, Inc. [2007]. All rights reserved. Except as provided under U.S. copyright law, this work may not be reproduced, resold, distributed, or modified without the express permission of The Electrochemical Society (ECS).

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