Mathematical modeling of solid oxide fuel cells: A review

Hajimolana, S.A.; Hussain, M.A.; Daud, W.M.A.W.; Soroush, M.; Shamiri, A. (2011) Mathematical modeling of solid oxide fuel cells: A review. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15 (4). pp. 1893-1917. ISSN 1364-0321

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This paper presents a review of studies on mathematical modeling of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) with respect to the tubular and planar configurations. In this work, both configurations are divided into five subsystems and the factors such as mass/energy/momentum transfer, diffusion through porous media, electrochemical reactions with and without CO oxidation, shift and reforming reactions, and polarization losses inside the subsystems are discussed. Using variety of fuels fed to SOFCs is issued and their effect on the system is compared briefly. A short review of solid oxide fuel cell configurations and different flow manifolding are also presented in this study. Novel models based on statistical data-driven approach existing in the literatures are considered shortly. Although many studies on solid oxide fuel cells modeling have been done, still more research needs to be done to improve the models in order to predict the fuel cell behaviors more accurately. At the end of this paper the works and studies that can be done for improving the fuel cell models is suggested and pointed by the authors.

Item Type: Article
  1. Hajimolana, S.A.
  2. Hussain, M.A.(Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  3. Daud, W.M.A.W.(Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
  4. Soroush, M.
  5. Shamiri, A.
Journal or Publication Title: Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews
Additional Information: 744XJ Times Cited:15 Cited References Count:197
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dynamics; Electrochemistry; Heat transfer; Mass transfer; Mathematical modeling; Novel SOFC models; Polarization; Solid oxide fuel cell; Cell behaviors; CO oxidation; Electrochemical reactions; Fuel cell model; Planar configurations; Polarization loss; Porous Media; Research needs; Shift-and; Solid oxide; Statistical datas; Computer simulation; Gas fuel purification; Porous materials; Reforming reactions; Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC).
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2013 10:21
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 16:40

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