Solid oxide fuel cells with ceria, ceria-Cu, and ceria-Rh anode were demonstrated to generate stable electric power with waste vegetable oil through direct oxidation of the fuel. The only pre-treatment to the fuel was a filtration to remove particulates. The performance of the fuel cell was stable over 100 hours for the waste vegetable oil without dilution. The generated power was up to 0.25 W/cm2 for ceria-Rh fuel cell. This compares favorably with previously studied hydrocarbon fuels including jet fuels and Pennsylvania crude oil.
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Direct Oxidation of Waste Vegetable Oil in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
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Zhou, ZF, Kumar, R, Thakur, ST, Rudnick, LR, Schobert, H, & Lvov, SN. "Direct Oxidation of Waste Vegetable Oil in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells." Proceedings of the ASME 2005 3rd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. 3rd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA. May 23–25, 2005. pp. 341-345. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FUELCELL2005-74166
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