dc.contributor.authorSun, W.
dc.contributor.authorZhang, S.
dc.contributor.authorLiu, W.
dc.identifier.citationSun, W., Zhang, S., & Liu, W. (2014). Co-generation of electric power and carbon nanotubes from dimethyl ether (DME). Fuel cells, 14(4), 561-565.en_US
dc.description.abstractCoking occurs easily and would significantly degrade the electrochemical performance for hydrocarbon-fueled solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). Here, we report an integrated device combining a SOFC and a stainless steel tubing as catalyst for hydrocarbon pyrolysis in the upstream of the fuel cell. Considerable carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are grown around the outside of the stainless steel tubing when dimethyl ether (DME) is fed to the device, which dramatically reduces the C:O ratio in the fuel reaching the cell anode. Correspondingly, the carbon-removal reforming significantly prolongs the performance stability of the fuel cell compared to that directly fueled by DME. The present results suggest that hydrocarbons can be utilized more efficiently and economically by combining a SOFC and a fix-bed reactor containing catalysts for CNTs formation, accompanying with the co-generation of electric power and CNTs.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFuel cellsen_US
dc.rights© 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.en_US
dc.titleCo-generation of electric power and carbon nanotubes from dimethyl ether (DME)en_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Materials Science and Engineeringen_US

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