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Hydrogen permeability of SrCe0.7Zr0.25Ln0.05O3−δ membranes (Ln=Tm and Yb)

Wen Xing, Paul Inge Dahl, Lasse Valland Roaas, Marie-Laure Fontaine, Yngve Larring, Partow P. Henriksen, Rune Bredesen
Journal of membrane science 2015 v.473 pp. 327-332
X-ray diffraction, artificial membranes, cations, chemistry, citric acid, hydrogen, permeability, scanning electron microscopy, temperature, zirconium
Zr substituted acceptor doped SrCeO3 materials were synthesized by citric acid route and characterized by XRD and SEM. The hydrogen flux of the materials was measured as a function of temperature and hydrogen partial pressure on the feed side. The hydrogen permeability for SrCe0.7Zr0.25Tm0.05O3−δ and SrCe0.7Zr0.25Yb0.05O3−δ is similar under our measurement window and shows the same hydrogen partial pressure dependency. Under short circuit condition, the hydrogen permeability increased significantly by more than one order of magnitude indicating that the hydrogen transport is limited by electronic conduction under open circuit conditions. The observed data were discussed by applying defect chemistry and the conventional ambipolar transport theory. After the hydrogen permeation measurements, the indication of kinetic cation de-mixing was found by XRD analysis.