Cogeneration of Electric Energy and Nitric Oxide

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Science  09 May 1980:
Vol. 208, Issue 4444, pp. 593-594
DOI: 10.1126/science.208.4444.593


A solid electrolyte fuel cell operating on ammonia fuel has been constructed and tested. The yield of nitric oxide can exceed 60 percent with simultaneous electric energy production. Two dimensionless numbers have been identified which govern the product selectivity and power output of this fuel cell. The cell appears to be a promising candidate for nitric acid and electric energy cogeneration.