In-situ Monitoring of Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells

D. J. Cumming*, R. Taylor, J. Manerova, D. C. Sinclair, C. Hardacre, R. H. Elder

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Abstract

High temperature co-electrolysis of steam and carbon dioxide using a solid oxide cell (SOC) has been shown to be an efficient route to produce syngas (CO + H-2), which can then be converted to synthetic fuel. Optimization of co-electrolysis requires detailed understanding of the complex reactions, transport processes and degradation mechanisms occurring in the SOC during operation. Thermal imaging, Raman spectroscopy and Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy are being developed to probe in-situ both the reactions occurring during operation and any associated changes within the structure of the electrodes and electrolyte. Here we discuss the challenges in designing experimental apparatus suitable for high temperature operation with optical spectroscopic access to the areas of the SOC that are of interest. In particular, issues with sealing, temperature gradients, signal strength and cell configuration are discussed and final designs are presented. Preliminary results obtained during co-electrolysis operation are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationELECTROCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF FUELS 2
EditorsXD Zhou, MB Mogensen, JA Staser, G Brisard, WE Mustain, MC Williams
Place of PublicationPENNINGTON
PublisherELECTROCHEMICAL SOC INC
Pages207-216
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-60768-447-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2nd International Symposium on Electrochemical Synthesis of Fuels (ESF) - San Francisco, Canada
Duration: 27 Oct 201301 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
PublisherELECTROCHEMICAL SOC INC
Volume58
ISSN (Print)1938-5862

Conference

Conference2nd International Symposium on Electrochemical Synthesis of Fuels (ESF)
CountryCanada
Period27/10/201301/11/2013

Keywords

  • FUEL-CELLS

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Cumming, D. J., Taylor, R., Manerova, J., Sinclair, D. C., Hardacre, C., & Elder, R. H. (2013). In-situ Monitoring of Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells. In XD. Zhou, MB. Mogensen, JA. Staser, G. Brisard, WE. Mustain, & MC. Williams (Eds.), ELECTROCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF FUELS 2 (pp. 207-216). (ECS Transactions; Vol. 58). PENNINGTON: ELECTROCHEMICAL SOC INC. https://doi.org/10.1149/05802.0207ecst
Cumming, D. J. ; Taylor, R. ; Manerova, J. ; Sinclair, D. C. ; Hardacre, C. ; Elder, R. H. / In-situ Monitoring of Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells. ELECTROCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF FUELS 2. editor / XD Zhou ; MB Mogensen ; JA Staser ; G Brisard ; WE Mustain ; MC Williams. PENNINGTON : ELECTROCHEMICAL SOC INC, 2013. pp. 207-216 (ECS Transactions).
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Cumming, DJ, Taylor, R, Manerova, J, Sinclair, DC, Hardacre, C & Elder, RH 2013, In-situ Monitoring of Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells. in XD Zhou, MB Mogensen, JA Staser, G Brisard, WE Mustain & MC Williams (eds), ELECTROCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF FUELS 2. ECS Transactions, vol. 58, ELECTROCHEMICAL SOC INC, PENNINGTON, pp. 207-216, 2nd International Symposium on Electrochemical Synthesis of Fuels (ESF), Canada, 27/10/2013. https://doi.org/10.1149/05802.0207ecst

In-situ Monitoring of Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells. / Cumming, D. J.; Taylor, R.; Manerova, J.; Sinclair, D. C.; Hardacre, C.; Elder, R. H.

ELECTROCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF FUELS 2. ed. / XD Zhou; MB Mogensen; JA Staser; G Brisard; WE Mustain; MC Williams. PENNINGTON : ELECTROCHEMICAL SOC INC, 2013. p. 207-216 (ECS Transactions; Vol. 58).

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Cumming DJ, Taylor R, Manerova J, Sinclair DC, Hardacre C, Elder RH. In-situ Monitoring of Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells. In Zhou XD, Mogensen MB, Staser JA, Brisard G, Mustain WE, Williams MC, editors, ELECTROCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF FUELS 2. PENNINGTON: ELECTROCHEMICAL SOC INC. 2013. p. 207-216. (ECS Transactions). https://doi.org/10.1149/05802.0207ecst