Demonstration and stack concept of quick startup/shutdown SOFC (qSOFC)

Keiji Yashiro, Nobuhiro Yamada, Tatsuya Kawada, Jeong Oh Hong, Atsushi Kaimai, Yutaka Nigara, Junichiro Mizusaki

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The quick startup/shutdown operation of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) was demonstrated. It took only 15 seconds to startup with butane as fuel. The demonstration confirmed that a small tubular cell could endure thermal stress caused by rapid heating up to operating temperature. A new stack concept of small tubular cells was also proposed for quick startup application. A three-cell prototype stack equipped with a rapid heating burner was examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)958-960
Number of pages3
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec


  • Quick Startup
  • Small Tubular Cell
  • SOFC


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