Kristina Phillips

Mechanical engineering

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2022

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FURI | Spring 2022

Improving Fabrication of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

One of the most promising technologies for creating power without emissions is Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) because it uses oxygen and hydrogen to create electricity with the only byproduct being water. To figure out the optimal design of the fuel cell, a literature review was conducted to determine the effects of adding both internal and external current collectors as well as the difference length has on the performance. To learn more about the kinetics of the reaction, hydrogen and carbon monoxide disappearance rates were measured to compare the rate at which each species disappears.

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Finding cheaper alternatives for current collectors will bring fuel cells closer to becoming a reliable energy source.

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  • FURI
  • Fall 2021

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