|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage
||Developing an ITSOFC for Electrocatalytically Controlled Partial Oxidation of Methane to Methanol
||Abhinav Poozhikunnath, Radenka Maric
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The conversion of methane generated in natural gas well-heads to usable liquid chemicals is currently a difficult, indirect and capital-intensive process. An economical method for electrocatalytically converting methane to methanol that utilizes an Intermediate Temperature SOFC is proposed. The SOFC would be run in fuel generation mode to control the extent of methane oxidation through the control of the oxidation state of a transition metal catalyst present inside the porous anode. This study is focused on the development of an anode supported Ceria based SOFC using an open atmosphere flame spray deposition process to deposit electrode and electrolyte layers. The constraints imposed by material selection and processing, methods employed to overcome constraints, and techniques employed to characterize the finished cell will be discussed in detail. The process used is applicable to the manufacture of high temperature SOFCs also, and can potentially reduce the production costs involved in fuel cell manufacturing.