Metallic foam supported electrodes for molten carbonate fuel cells

Tomasz Wejrzanowski , Karol Ćwieka , Jakub Skibiński , Tomasz Brynk , Samih Haj Ibrahim , Jarosław Milewski , Wen Xing


This paper demonstrates the benefits of using a metallic foam support within molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) cathodes. A state-of-the-art fabrication process based on tape casting has been developed to produce microporous electrodes with a nickel foam scaffold. Surfactant was added to control the depth to which the slurry infiltrated the foam. New cathodes were used as an alternative to the traditional cathode in the single cell assembly and were tested for power density. Mechanical properties were compared with the current state-of-the-art. The results show that the use of metallic foams for high temperature fuel cell electrodes is beneficial from the technological point of view, especially in larger scale production. It was also found that the resultant continuous metallic structure of the microporous electrodes delivered a slight enhancement to fuel cell power density.
Author Tomasz Wejrzanowski (FMSE / DMD)
Tomasz Wejrzanowski,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Karol Ćwieka (FMSE / DMD)
Karol Ćwieka,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Jakub Skibiński (FMSE / DMD)
Jakub Skibiński,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Tomasz Brynk (FMSE / DMD)
Tomasz Brynk,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Samih Haj Ibrahim
Samih Haj Ibrahim,,
, Jarosław Milewski (FPAE / IHE)
Jarosław Milewski,,
- The Institute of Heat Engineering
, Wen Xing
Wen Xing,,
Journal seriesMaterials & Design, [Materials and Design], ISSN 0264-1275, e-ISSN 1873-4197, [0261-3069]
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets5443.2
Article number108864
Keywords in EnglishOpen-porous materials, Molten carbonate fuel cells, Foam supported electrodes
ASJC Classification2210 Mechanical Engineering; 2211 Mechanics of Materials; 2500 General Materials Science
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); after publication
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Score (nominal)140
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ScoreMinisterial score = 140.0, 03-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 2.424; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 5.77 (2) - 2018=5.83 (5)
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