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Monograph about modeling, design, construction, and operation of power generators with SOFC

2018 / 04 / 17

The book entitled „Modeling, Design, Construction, and Operation of Power Generators with Solid Oxide Fuel Cells” was published by Springer and edited by Jakub Kupecki (PhD) head of the Department of High Temperature Electrochemical Processes (HiTEP) at the Institute of Power Engineering. Among authors there are reseearchers from IEn: Marcin Błesznowski (PhD), Konrad Motyliński, Yevgeniy Naumovich (PhD), Marek Skrzypkiewicz, Michał Wierzbicki, Agnieszka Żurawska (PhD), as well as Michał Kawalec, Ryszard Kluczowski (PhD), Mariusz Krauz (PhD) and Adam Świeca (CEREL, Boguchwała).

The book summarizes the current state of the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology in power generation applications. It describes the single cells, SOFC stacks, micro-combined heat and power systems, large-scale stationary power generators and polygeneration units. The principles of modeling, simulation and controls of power systems with solid oxide fuel cells are presented and discussed. Authors provide theoretical background of the technology followed by the essential insights into the integrated power systems. Selected aspects of the design, construction and operation of power units in range from single kilowatts to hundreds of kilowatts are presented. Finally, the book reports the selected studies on prototype systems which have been constructed in Europe. The book discusses the theoretical and practical aspects of operation of power generators with solid oxide fuel cells including fabrication of cells, design of stacks, system modeling, simulation of stationary and non-stationary operation of systems, fuel preparation and controls.

Authors represent 12 international institutions:

1. Institute of Power Engineering (Department of High Temperature Electrochemical Processes and CEREL)
2. National Fuel Cell Research Center, University of California, Irvine (USA)
3. Energy Department, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
4. Dipartimento di Energia, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
5. Washington State University, Pullman (USA)
6. Wright State University, Dayton (USA)
7. Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)
8. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago (USA)
9. International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (Portugal)
10. Institute of Heat Engineering of Warsaw University of Technology
11. Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
12. Green Investment (Poland)

Kupecki J. (ed.), Modeling, Design, Construction, and Operation of Power Generators with Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - From single cell to complete power system, Cham, Springer, 2018, ISBN 978-3-319-75602-8

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