Projects
Development of a Chromium Vaporization Measurement System PDF Print
Written by Dan Lewis   
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 04:26

One factor limiting solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) performance is the degradation of chromium containing, ferritic stainless steel, interconnects during operation. When chromium-containing steels are used as interconnect materials a chromium oxide layer forms on the surface.  Under SOFC operating conditions (Cathode gas 800oC and 2.5-3.1% H2O) chromium ions are vaporized by the cathode gas and reduced at catalytic sites within the cathode to form Chromium (III) Oxide.  The Cr2O3 deposition poisons (physically blocks) catalytically active sites resulting in significant performance degradation over the life of a fuel cell stack.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2010 21:07
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Current Projects PDF Print
Written by Dan Lewis   
Saturday, 17 October 2009 19:54

Our lab is actively engaged in formal and informal research programs with many key New York State corporations that include Starfire Systems, X-ray Optics Systems, EnRG, General Electric, and Precision Flow Technologies. Each of these existing research partnerships is focused on an area of fuel-cell materials and manufacturing technology and all of the listed partnerships provide opportunities forcomplimentary studies in the FCHRL group. This will provide graduate and undergraduate researchers a broad perspective on fuel-cell technology.  Click on "Read More" to see descriptions of our projects.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2010 04:48
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