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Modeling, Design, Construction, and Operation of Power Generators with Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

From Single Cell to Complete Power System

  • Jakub Kupecki

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jakub Kupecki
    Pages 1-19
  3. Ryszard Kluczowski, Michał Kawalec, Mariusz Krauz, Adam Świeca
    Pages 21-47
  4. Yevgeniy Naumovich, Marcin Błesznowski, Agnieszka Żurawska
    Pages 49-96
  5. Izabela S. Pieta, Alessandro Donazzi, Carlo Resini
    Pages 97-141
  6. Jakub Kupecki, Konrad Motyliński
    Pages 143-162
  7. Jack Brouwer, Dustin McLarty, Rory Roberts
    Pages 163-204
  8. Marek Skrzypkiewicz, Michał Wierzbicki, Jakub Kupecki, Michał Stępień
    Pages 205-231
  9. Marta Gandiglio, Andrea Lanzini, Massimo Santarelli
    Pages 233-261

About this book


The book summarizes the current state of the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology in power generation applications. It describes the single cells, SOFC stacks, micro-combined heat and power systems, large-scale stationary power generators and polygeneration units. The principles of modeling, simulation and controls of power systems with solid oxide fuel cells are presented and discussed. Authors provide theoretical background of the technology followed by the essential insights into the integrated power systems. Selected aspects of the design, construction and operation of power units in range from single kilowatts to hundreds of kilowatts are presented. Finally, the book reports the selected studies on prototype systems which have been constructed in Europe.

The book discusses the theoretical and practical aspects of operation of power generators with solid oxide fuel cells including fabrication of cells, design of stacks, system modeling, simulation of stationary and non-stationary operation of systems, fuel preparation and controls.


Solid oxide fuel cells System design Modelling Experimental techniques Micro-cogeneration

Editors and affiliations

  • Jakub Kupecki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of High Temperature Electrochemical Processes (HiTEP)Institute of Power EngineeringWarsawPoland

About the editors

Dr. Jakub Kupecki is Head of the Department of High Temperature Electrochemical Processes (HiTEP) at the Institute of Power Engineering, Warsaw, Poland. He graduated from Warsaw University of Technology (MSc, BSc) and University of Iceland (MSc). After receiving the diploma from Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley he obtained PhD from Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology. Dr. Kupecki has participated in more than 30 R&D projects as principal investigator, project manager and task leader. He is the author and co-author of more than 100 publications and conference presentations, 5 patents and patent applications related to the high temperature fuel cells. In 2016 Dr. Kupecki received the Fulbright Senior Award sponsored by the US Department of State and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Modeling, Design, Construction, and Operation of Power Generators with Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
  • Book Subtitle From Single Cell to Complete Power System
  • Editors Jakub Kupecki
  • Series Title Green Energy and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Green Energy,Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-75601-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09275-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-75602-8
  • Series ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series E-ISSN 1865-3537
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 261
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Energy Systems
    Materials Engineering
    Renewable and Green Energy
    Energy Efficiency
    Simulation and Modeling
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