Synthesis and Characterization of Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Anode Materials

Ozkan G., Ozkan G., Iyidir U. C.

ENERGY SOURCES PART A-RECOVERY UTILIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS, vol.37, no.22, pp.2487-2495, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Molten carbonate has high energy potential, which can be used as a source of energy in industrial applications. In this study, the anode of a molten carbonate fuel cell is synthesized and characterized. Three different types of anode materials for molten carbonate are synthesized using tape-casting method. These materials are nickel, nickels-chrome tape including 5% chrome, and nickels-chrome tape including 10% chrome. After that, all anodes were plated with alumina by an impregnation method. Surface areas of these different anodes and their porosities were determined. It was observed that plating with alumina improved the surface areas of molten carbonate fuel cell anodes.