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Solid Oxide Fuel Cells – Integrating Degradation Effects into Lifetime Prediction Models

Objective

Long-term stable operation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) is a basic requirement for introducing this technology to the stationary power market. Degradation phenomena limiting the lifetime can be divided into continuous (baseline) and incidental (transient) effects.
This project is concerned with understanding the details of the major SOFC continuous degradation effects and developing models that will predict single degradation phenomena and their combined effect on SOFC cells and single repeating units.
The outcome of the project will be an in-depth understanding of the degradation phenomena as a function of the basic physico-chemical processes involved, including their dependency on operational parameters. Up to now research has rarely succeeded in linking the basic changes in materials properties to the decrease in electro-chemical performance at the level of multi-layer systems and SOFC cells, and even up to single repeating units.

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2009-1
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Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
EU contribution
€ 574 316,00
Address
WILHELM JOHNEN STRASSE
52428 Julich
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Düren
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Bosch
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Participants (12)