Study of natural gas powered solid oxide fuel cell simulation and modeling

Ahmad, Nafees and Ruwaida, Abdul Rasid (2019) Study of natural gas powered solid oxide fuel cell simulation and modeling. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering; 1st Process Systems Engineering and Safety Symposium 2019, ProSES 2019 , 4 September 2019 , Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. pp. 1-17., 702 (012017). ISSN 1757-8981

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Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system has been proposed to address the issue of waste gas emission due to gas flaring in oil and gas industry. System has unique advantage of consuming the waste gases and generating electricity as bye product. To analyze and quantify the proposed benefits, a robust cell performance model is highly desirable. A detailed understanding of SOFC component including electrode, electrolyte, interconnect, fuel processing and electrochemical reactions are first step in accurate determination of characteristic performance of the system. For this purpose, a review of modeling philosophies of SOFC system was undertaken in this study. Specifically, SOFC simulation and modeling using commercial software such as Aspen Plus, Aspen Hysys was focused in detail. SOFC models available in literature are either mathematical model or numerical models and ever evolving and improving. SOFC simulation rely on split approach due to absence of built-in module. Authors have developed an Aspen Hysys simulation model using split approach and discussed briefly here. Split approach approximates the SOFC phenomena, thereby inducing error. To overcome this deficiency, authors are developing a MATLAB based user model that can be integrated using 'user unit operation' available in Hysys. Details of the MATLAB program approach is included.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cell performance; Commercial software; Electrochemical reactions; Fuel processing; MATLAB program; Oil and Gas Industry; Simulation and modeling; Simulation model
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mr Muhamad Firdaus Janih@Jaini
Date Deposited: 24 May 2023 04:46
Last Modified: 24 May 2023 04:46
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