Title

Exploring How Temperature Affects the Performance of a High Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Author(s)

Edwina Lewis, GSSM

School Name

Governor's School for Science and Mathematics

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Chemistry

Presentation Type

Mentored

Written Paper Award

1st Place

Abstract

The field of solid oxide fuel cells is vast and contains many uncertainties in methods and procedures. This paper explores the process behind making a solid oxide fuel cell, focusing mostly on the ink making process. This process starts from the glycine-nitrate combustion until it reaches the addition of binders and the mixing of the ink into a pudding-like texture. A secondary focus that the paper explores is the assembling process of the cell. This process includes the screen-printing of the cathode and the correct order of the cell. The paper then analyzes the preliminary tests of the cell to see how it performs. These tests indicate whether the cell is a working representation of a solid oxide fuel cell. This was also confirmed by a mathematical analysis of the cell which considered the cell’s change in enthalpy and its change in entropy.

Location

Neville 106

Start Date

4-14-2018 11:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

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Apr 14th, 11:15 AM

Exploring How Temperature Affects the Performance of a High Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Neville 106

The field of solid oxide fuel cells is vast and contains many uncertainties in methods and procedures. This paper explores the process behind making a solid oxide fuel cell, focusing mostly on the ink making process. This process starts from the glycine-nitrate combustion until it reaches the addition of binders and the mixing of the ink into a pudding-like texture. A secondary focus that the paper explores is the assembling process of the cell. This process includes the screen-printing of the cathode and the correct order of the cell. The paper then analyzes the preliminary tests of the cell to see how it performs. These tests indicate whether the cell is a working representation of a solid oxide fuel cell. This was also confirmed by a mathematical analysis of the cell which considered the cell’s change in enthalpy and its change in entropy.