Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells (SOEC) have the ability to operate as CO2 electrolysis cells, reducing CO2 to CO. Applying SOEC for CO2 electrolysis should be done carefully, since processes including carbon deposition lead to decreased life-time. This study is investigating the effect of the fuel electrode overpotential on carbon deposition in the Ni/YSZ fuel electrode, and the effects of CGO infiltration of the fuel electrode on carbon deposition, on performance during CO2 electrolysis. Long-term durability test shows an increase in degradation rate from 252 mV/kh to 467 mV/kh over a ∼50 h period at ∼1375 mV. The carbon deposition threshold is investigated through the potential-current response, where a bend around 1375 mV in the iV-curve led to a hysteresis effect. Raman spectroscopy of the long-term tested cell shows carbon deposition; the largest quantities are found near the fuel gas inlet and the amount decreases along the gas flow direction.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Event||17th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - Stockholm, Sweden|
Duration: 18 Jul 2021 → 23 Jul 2021
Conference number: 17
|Conference||17th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells|
|Period||18/07/2021 → 23/07/2021|