Novel Hybrid cathode for low temperature solid oxide fuel cells (2017–2019)

Abstract:
This project aims to develop novel molten carbonate-perovskite hybrid cathode materials for low temperature solid oxide fuel cells (LT-SOFCs) possessing both high catalytic activity towards oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and high tolerance to CO2 poisoning. Nearly all the perovskite cathode materials developed for LT-SOFCs (below 600 degree C) so far can be poisoned by CO2 in atmosphere air in long term run, these materials will not be practically useful before an effective strategy to prevent the CO2 poisoning is available. This project thus addresses an important issue to make these LT-SOFC cathode materials commercially viable.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council