Development of evaluation technologies for microtubular SOFCs under pressurized conditions

S. Hashimoto, H. Nishino, Y. Liu, K. Asano, M. Mori, Y. Funahashi, Y. Fujishiro

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We developed evaluation technologies for microtubular solid oxide fuel cells under pressurized conditions. The pressurized cell evaluation system for the single cell was produced. The chamber temperature of the evaluation system can be controlled up to 750°C, and the maximum chamber pressure is 0.8 MPa. It was possible to manually control the pressure difference between air and fuel gas within ±3 kPa during the pressure increase. The hard sealing technique was introduced for the evaluation under pressurized conditions. Using two different types of commercial inorganic ceramic adhesives, the gas leakage was controlled at approximately 2%. Differential pressure control between fuel and air is effective for the stable open circuit voltage and power generation. The power generation under pressurized conditions was successful at 650°C, and the pressurized effect was clearly confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031208
JournalJournal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug


  • Anode-supported cell
  • Ceramic reactor
  • Microtubular fuel cell
  • Pressurized conditions
  • Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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