Design and processing using advanced ceramic technologies of IT-SOFC devices for the revalorization of agro-food waste
The present project aims the development of a new IT-SOFC design (Solid Oxide Fuel Cells of Intermediate Temperature) using ceramic advanced manufacturing technologies: Ceramic Injection Moulding (CIM) and Additive Manufacturing (AM), more commonly 3D Printing, with the objective of obtaining prototypes that, correctly scaled-up, can be transferred to the agro-food industries of the region. In this way, we seek the revalorization of gaseous residues generated in the agro-food industry, widely spread in Castilla-La Mancha region. To this end, the manufacturing processes of each component forming the SOFC device will be modified and optimized. In particular, advanced processing technologies (CIM and 3D Printing) will be used for the manufacturing of anode supports of SOFC; while the subsequent electrolyte and cathode layers will be fabricated by conventional ceramic processing methods, such as immersion and spray coating.
Intermediate temperature-solid oxide fuel cell, injection of ceramic powders, additive manufacturing.
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