Improved molten carbonate fuel cell performance via reinforced thin anode

Hoang Viet Phuc Nguyen, Shin Ae Song, Dong Nyeok Park, Hyung Chul Ham, Jonghee Han, Sung Pil Yoon, Mohd Roslee Othman, Jinsoo Kim

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The effects of anode thickness on electrochemical performance and cell voltage stability of molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) were examined using single cell test. It was found that supported thin nickel-aluminum (Ni-Al) anode with small pore size enhanced cell performance by reducing its mass transfer resistance and crossover. The stability of cell voltage was also observed. This was achieved after 0.25 mm thick anode was reinforced with Ni 60 mesh. Unsupported 0.3 mm thick anode yielded poor performance due to deformation and cracks after a long thermal exposure. The performance was improved significantly after all the anodes were reinforced with Ni mesh.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16161-16167
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov


  • Mass transfer resistance
  • Molten carbonate fuel cell
  • Supporting material
  • Thin anode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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