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Treatment of Biogas for Feeding High Temperature Fuel Cells

Removal of Harmful Compounds by Adsorption Processes

  • Maria Turco
  • Angelo Ausiello
  • Luca Micoli

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Maria Turco, Angelo Ausiello, Luca Micoli
    Pages 1-29
  3. Maria Turco, Angelo Ausiello, Luca Micoli
    Pages 31-76
  4. Maria Turco, Angelo Ausiello, Luca Micoli
    Pages 77-94
  5. Maria Turco, Angelo Ausiello, Luca Micoli
    Pages 131-136
  6. Maria Turco, Angelo Ausiello, Luca Micoli
    Pages 137-149
  7. Maria Turco, Angelo Ausiello, Luca Micoli
    Pages 151-166

About this book

Introduction

This book reports on the most recent applications of processes with a particular focus on the source and the properties of biogas and on the characteristics of the fuel cells (FCs). It describes adsorbing materials of potential interest are reviewed and the preparation methods and treatments employed to improve the adsorption properties as well as the stability and regenerability. The characterization of the chemical and physical properties involved in these processes is examined in particular detail. The book also covers aspects that concern the development of the adsorption apparatus with particular attention on the target of low residual concentration and high selectivity.
High temperature FCs, such as molten carbonates (MCFCs) or solid oxides (SOFCs), are efficient, with a low environmental impact, and they can use a wide variety of fuels, such as biogas. The presence of some poisonous compounds such as sulphides, halides, and siloxanes can react with electrode catalysts and electrolyte, leading to the degradation and short lifetime of the cell. The treatment of raw biogas to obtain a FC-compatible fuel is mainly based on adsorption processes on suitable materials.

Keywords

Adsorption Processes and Adsorbent Materials Biogas Production Fuel Reforming High Temperature Fuel Cells Molten Carbonates Fuel Cells Noxious Components Solid Oxides Fuel Cells

Authors and affiliations

  • Maria Turco
    • 1
  • Angelo Ausiello
    • 2
  • Luca Micoli
    • 3
  1. 1.University “Federico II” of NaplesDepart. of Chemical EngineeringNaplesItaly
  2. 2.University “Federico II” of NaplesDepart. of Chemical EngineeringNaplesItaly
  3. 3.University “Federico II” of NaplesDepart. of Chemical EngineeringNaplesItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03215-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03214-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03215-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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