LOW COST MULTI-LAYER FABRICATION METHOD FOR SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS
Technology Management, Inc has evaluated the practical fabrication advantages and potential economic impact of a multi-pass screen printing process on the costs of fabricating planar solid oxide fuel cell stacks. During this program, multiple catalyzed binder systems were considered. Preliminary screening experiments resulted in four systems being selected for further evaluation. Inks were formulated using these binders in combination with at least three fuel cell materials (anode, cathode, and seal material). Reactivity of the binder with catalyst and fuel cell materials was evaluated. Cell tests indicated that the catalyzed binders did not negatively impact cell performance. Tests were conducted demonstrating single cell performance comparable with standard cell fabrication technology. Tailored patterns were also demonstrated. Economic evaluation indicated that a significant reduction in cost could be achieved, primarily through reduced capital equipment needs.
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- Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2002
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- Technology Management, Inc. (US)
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- United States
- 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; BINDERS; CAPITAL; CATALYSTS; ECONOMIC IMPACT; ECONOMICS; EVALUATION; FABRICATION; FUEL CELLS; MANAGEMENT; PERFORMANCE; SCREEN PRINTING; SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS
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