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A liquid-feed solid polymer electrolyte direct methanol fuel cell operating at near-ambient conditions

Shukla, AK and Christensen, PA and Dickinson, AJ and Hamnett, A (1998) A liquid-feed solid polymer electrolyte direct methanol fuel cell operating at near-ambient conditions. In: Journal of Power Sources, 76 (1). pp. 54-59.

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Abstract

Results on the performance of a 25 $cm^2$ liquid-feed solid polymer electrolyte direct methanol fuel cell SPE-DMFC , operating under near-ambient conditions, are reported. The fuel cell can sustain a load current density of 100 mA $cm^{-2}$with an output voltage of c. 450 mV at $90^0C$ with 2 M aqueous methanol and air-fed cathode at near-ambient pressures with a catalyst loading of 5 mg $cm{-2}$ of Pt. Preliminary data on the performance of a liquid-feed SPE-DMFC stack comprising two 25 $cm^2$ cells are also reported. These data are sufficient to suggest that further developmental work on liquid-feed SPE-DMFCs operating under near-ambient conditions (0 barg $O_2$ at $90^0C)$ is well worthwhile.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to elsevier.
Keywords: Direct methanol fuel cells;Liquid-feed;Ambient pressure
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/9269

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