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Increasing of the performances of direct methanol combustion fuel cells

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Narcis Duteanu, Emeritus Professor Keith Scott


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Experimental results obtained with a direct methanol fuel cell are presented. Cell catalyst loading of 1 mg cm-2 has been used both for anode (Pt-Ru/C) and cathode (Pt/C). The increasing of performance has been realized by the optimisation of the operating parameters: temperature and oxidant nature (air or oxygen). The Nafion 117 addition in catalyst layer had a favourable effect upon fuel cell performance. Maximum power density of over 130 mW cm-2 has been achieved at 100°C with oxygen as oxidant. Also, the methanol crossover has been studied.

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Author(s): Duteanu N, Scott K, Vaszilcsin N, Kellenberger A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Revista de Chimie

Year: 2007

Volume: 58

Issue: 12

Pages: 1207-1211

Print publication date: 01/12/2007

ISSN (print): 0034-7752

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Publisher: Syscom 18 s.r.l.