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Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells: Principles and advances

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Keith Scott, Professor Ashok Shukla


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Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) are currently under intensive development for a range of power generation application in transportation, stationary and portable power. The PEMFC can produce electricity at high fuel efficiency and high energy density. The PEMFC is typically based on Nafion® or similar polymers and operates at low temperatures of less than 80 ®C. This article reviews the design principles of the PEMFC, the advances made in their performance and considers their limitations in relation to the source and types of fuel used to generate power. © Springer 2004.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Scott K, Shukla AK

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology

Year: 2004

Volume: 3

Issue: 3

Pages: 273-280

Print publication date: 01/01/2004

ISSN (print): 1569-1705

ISSN (electronic): 1572-9826


DOI: 10.1007/s11157-004-6884-z