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Fuel Exhaling Fuel Cell

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ravikumar Ravikumar



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State-of-the-art proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) anodically inhaleH2 fuel and cathodically expel water molecules. We show an unprecedented fuel cell conceptexhibiting cathodic fuel exhalation capability of anodically inhaled fuel, driven by the neutralizationenergy on decoupling the direct acid−base chemistry. The fuel exhaling fuel cell delivered a peakpower density of 70 mW/cm2 at a peak current density of 160 mA/cm2 with a cathodic H2 outputof ∼80 mL in 1 h. We illustrate that the energy benefits from the same fuel stream can at least bedoubled by directing it through proposed neutralization electrochemical cell prior to PEMFC in atandem configuration

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Author(s): Bhat ZM, Ravikumar T, Devendrachari MC, Kottaichamy AR, Shafi SP, Varhade S, Gautam M, Thotiyl MO

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Year: 2018

Volume: 9

Pages: 388-392

Print publication date: 18/01/2018

Online publication date: 02/01/2018

Acceptance date: 02/01/2018

Date deposited: 22/03/2018

ISSN (electronic): 1948-7185

Publisher: American Chemical Society


DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b03100


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