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dc.contributor.authorLi, Shuangbin
dc.contributor.authorJiang, Cairong
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Juan
dc.contributor.authorTao, Haoliang
dc.contributor.authorMeng, Xie
dc.contributor.authorConnor, Paul
dc.contributor.authorHui, Jianing
dc.contributor.authorWang, Shaorong
dc.contributor.authorMa, Jianjun
dc.contributor.authorIrvine, John T. S.
dc.identifier.citationLi , S , Jiang , C , Liu , J , Tao , H , Meng , X , Connor , P , Hui , J , Wang , S , Ma , J & Irvine , J T S 2018 , ' Mechanism of enhanced performance on a hybrid direct carbon fuel cell using sawdust biofuels ' , Journal of Power Sources , vol. 383 , pp. 10-16 .
dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:5D8B6112346269CCA50058BFDCDAB77F
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-1492-7590/work/60427200
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8394-3359/work/68280737
dc.descriptionThe authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support by the Royal Society of Edinburgh for a RSE BP Hutton Prize in Energy Innovation.en
dc.description.abstractBiomass 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 generation of clean energy with higher efficiency. In this study, two types of biomass treated by physical sieve and pyrolysis from raw sawdust are investigated on an anode-supported HDCFC. The structure and thermal analysis indicate that raw sawdust has well-formed cellulose I phase with very low ash. Electrochemical performance behaviors for sieved and pyrolyzed sawdust combined with various weight ratios of carbonate are compared in N2 and CO2 purge gas. The results show that the power output of sieved sawdust with 789 mWcm−2 is superior to that of pyrolyzed sawdust in CO2 flowing, as well as in N2 flowing. The anode reaction mechanism for the discrepancy of two fuels is explained and the emphasis is also placed on the modified oxygen-reduction cycle mechanism of catalytic effects of Li2CO3 and K2CO3 salts in promoting cell performance.
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Power Sourcesen
dc.subjectHybrid direct carbon fuel cellen
dc.subjectSieved and pyrolyzed sawdusten
dc.subjectElectrochemical performanceen
dc.subjectReaction mechanismen
dc.subjectQD Chemistryen
dc.titleMechanism of enhanced performance on a hybrid direct carbon fuel cell using sawdust biofuelsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Chemistryen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. St Andrews Sustainability Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. EaSTCHEMen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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