Solid Oxide-Based Electrochemical Devices: Advances, Smart Materials and Future Energy Applications provides a complete overview of the theoretical and applied aspects of energy-related solid oxide technologies. The book presents detailed thermodynamic and other basic requirements for fuel cells, electrolyzers, supercapacitors, batteries, sensors and air treatment devices. It delves into physical-chemical, electrochemical and mechanical properties of smart materials developed and offers insights into fundamental analysis and modeling. Detailed protocols for operation are suggested and discussed, including component development to optimize functionality, cost and upscaling.
Practitioners in the fuel cell or power to gas industries, engineering researchers developing new technologies in those areas, and device and system designers can use the in-depth, structured information about the relationship between technologies and materials offered to make better-informed decisions during the planning and implementation of those technologies.
- Covers the theoretical concepts, components, advances and applications of solid oxide fuel cell, electrolyzer, battery, sensor and pollution abatement technologies
- Explores applications of new smart and metamaterials in the construction of energy-related solid oxide devices
- Presents examples of prototypes, including their cost estimate and requirements for large-scale production, integration and operation
Dr. Massimiliano Lo Faro graduated from University of Catania in 2003 in Industrial Chemistry, and received a PhD in Materials for Environment and Energy from the University of TorVergata in 2008. In April 2017 he received from ASN the habilitation as associate professor. He is a permanent researcher and team leader at CNR-ITAE for the activities concerning the development of materials and components for Solid Oxide based Cells (SOFCs, SOECs, and Battery cells) operating at intermediate temperatures (600 - 800 °C). Dr. Lo Faro performed research on the field of ethanol utilization in solid oxide fuel cells, and co-electrolysis of H2O and CO2 in solid oxide electrolysis cells as a fellow at the University of Sao Paulo. In addition he has taken part in several national and international projects concerning fuel cells, electrolysis cells and batteries, as well as a few private partnership contracts as participant or leader. Dr. Lo Faro has also been a member of scientific and organization committees for many conferences, and chair of GEI-ERA 2012 conference, SCIGiovani organization and Hypothesis 2019.