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    • Challenges in developing direct carbon fuel cells 

      Jiang, Cairong; Ma, Jianjun; Corre, Gael; Jain, Sneh L.; Irvine, John T. S. (2017-05-21) - Journal item
      A direct carbon fuel cell (DCFC) can produce electricity with both superior electrical efficiency and fuel utilisation compared to all other types of fuel cells. Although the first DCFC prototype was proposed in 1896, there ...
    • Comparative study of durability of hybrid direct carbon fuel cells with anthracite coal and bituminous coal 

      Jiang, Cairong; Ma, Jianjun; Arenillas, Ana; Bonaccorso, A. Damiano; Irvine, John T. S. (2016-11-02) - Journal article
      Direct carbon fuel cells offer the opportunity of generating energy from coal at high efficiency as an alternative to the procedure of conventional power plants. In this study, raw anthracite coal and raw bituminous coal ...
    • Electrochemical performance of different carbon fuels on a hybrid direct carbon fuel cell 

      Li, Shuangbin; Pan, Wenzhi; Wang, Shaorong; Meng, Xie; Jiang, Cairong; Irvine, John T. S. (2017-06-22) - Journal article
      In this work, three processed carbon fuels including activated carbon, carbon black and graphite have been employed to investigate influence of the chemical and physical properties of carbon on the HDCFC performance in ...
    • Highly efficient, coking-resistant SOFCs for energy conversion using biogas fuels 

      Ma, Jianjun; Jiang, Cairong; Connor, Paul Alexander; Cassidy, Mark; Irvine, John Thomas Sirr (2015-10-07) - Journal article
      Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) afford an opportunity for the direct electrochemical conversion of biogas with high efficiency; however, direct utilisation of biogas in nickel-based SOFCs is a challenge as it is subject to ...
    • Mechanism of enhanced performance on a hybrid direct carbon fuel cell using sawdust biofuels 

      Li, Shuangbin; Jiang, Cairong; Liu, Juan; Tao, Haoliang; Meng, Xie; Connor, Paul; Hui, Jianing; Wang, Shaorong; Ma, Jianjun; Irvine, John T. S. (2018-04-15) - Journal article
      Biomass is expected to play a significant role in power generation in the near future. With the uprising of carbon fuel cells, hybrid direct carbon fuel cells (HDCFCs) show its intrinsic and incomparable advantages in the ...
    • Performance of direct carbon fuel cells operated on coal and effect of operation mode 

      Chien, Andrew C.; Arenillas, Ana; Jiang, Cairong; Irvine, John T. S. (2014-03-11) - Journal article
      Previous experimental results have shown that a system with molten carbonate and solid oxide electrolyte is feasible for Direct Carbon Fuel Cell (DCFC). A study is presented to investigate cell performance with a range of ...
    • Role of coal characteristics in the electrochemical behaviour of hybrid direct carbon fuel cells 

      Fuente Cuesta, Aida; Jiang, Cairong; Arenillas, Ana; Irvine, John Thomas Sirr (2016-09-01) - Journal article
      There is a growing interest in Hybrid Direct Carbon Fuel Cells (HDCFCs) now considered as one of the most efficient options for the generation of clean energy from mineral coals. In this work, two different hard coals ...
    • Studies of current collection configurations and sealing for tubular hybrid-DCFC 

      Bonaccorso, Alfredo Damiano; Jiang, Cairong; Ma, Jianjun; Irvine, John Thomas Sirr (2016-11-02) - Journal article
      Direct Carbon Fuel Cells (DCFC) offer efficient conversion of coal or biomass derived carbons to electricity. A Hybrid Direct Carbon Fuel Cell (HDCFC) is a type of DCFCs that combines solid oxide cell geometry with a molten ...
    • Utilisation of coal in direct carbon fuel cells 

      Irvine, John Thomas Sirr; Fuente Cuesta, Aida; Mottram, Andrew; Jiang, Cairong; Savaniu, Cristian Daniel; Jain, Sneh Lata (Electrochemical Society, 2015) - Conference item
      Hybrid Direct Carbon Fuel Cells merge Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and MCFC technologies, using a solid oxide electrolyte to separate the cathode and anode compartments, while a molten carbonate electrolyte is utilised to ...