Lookup NU author(s): Professor Keith Scott,
Dr Eileen Yu,
Dr Narcis Duteanu
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A study of a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) operating with hydroxide ion conducting membranes is reported. Evaluation of the fuel cell was performed using membrane electrode assemblies incorporating carbon-supported platinum/ruthenium anode and platinum cathode catalysts and ADP alkaline membranes. Catalyst loadings used were 1 mg cm-2 Pt for both anode and cathode. The effect of temperature, oxidant (air or oxygen) and methanol concentration on cell performance is reported. The cell achieved a power density of 16 mW cm-2, at 60 °C using oxygen. The performance under near ambient conditions with air gave a peak power density of approximately 6 mW cm-2. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Author(s): Scott K, Yu E, Vlachogiannopoulos G, Shivare M, Duteanu N
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Power Sources
ISSN (print): 0378-7753
ISSN (electronic): 1873-2755
Publisher: Elsevier SA
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