In the present work, porous electrode materials lanthanum strontium manganate (LSM)-gadolinium-doped cerium oxide (CGO) and electrochemical cells LSM-CGO + CGO were fabricated via the processes of slurry preparation, tape casting and lamination, and sintering. Graphite, wheat starch, and polyamide powders were used as pore formers, respectively, in order to investigate their effects on shrinkage, flow rate, porosity, and average pore size of the sintered samples. The observation from scanning electronic microscope (SEM) revealed different microstructures caused by different pore formers. Porous, flat, and crack-free electrochemical cells were successfully achieved using the present ceramic processing route. The produced cells could potentially be used for flue gas purification.
- Fuel Cells and hydrogen
- Flue gas purification