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Volume 32, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0032-1400


Molten carbonate fuel cells have the potential to succeed phosphoric acid fuel cells as systems for large scale electrical power generation. Their introduction, however, will depend on the wide acceptance of first generation phosphoric acid technology and on solutions being found to a number of significant technical problems, including corrosion of fuel cell components by the molten carbonate electrolyte. Ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, platinum, silver and gold have all been shown to exhibit resistance to corrosion by molten carbonates under the conditions experienced at the anode of a molten carbonate fuel cell. In addition, rhodium and ruthenium are not wetted significantly by the molten carbonate electrolyte.


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