Long Term Performance Study of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Fed with Alcohol Blends
AbstractThe use of alcohol blends in direct alcohol fuel cells may be a more environmentally friendly and less toxic alternative to the use of methanol alone in direct methanol fuel cells. This paper assesses the behaviour of a direct methanol fuel cell fed with aqueous methanol, aqueous ethanol and aqueous methanol/ethanol blends in a long term experimental study followed by modelling of polarization curves. Fuel cell performance is seen to decrease as the ethanol content rises, and subsequent operation with aqueous methanol only partly reverts this loss of performance. It seems that the difference in the oxidation rate of these alcohols may not be the only factor affecting fuel cell performance.
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Leo, T.J.; Raso, M.A.; Navarro, E.; Mora, E. Long Term Performance Study of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Fed with Alcohol Blends. Energies 2013, 6, 282-293.
Leo TJ, Raso MA, Navarro E, Mora E. Long Term Performance Study of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Fed with Alcohol Blends. Energies. 2013; 6(1):282-293.Chicago/Turabian Style
Leo, Teresa J.; Raso, Miguel A.; Navarro, Emilio; Mora, Eleuterio. 2013. "Long Term Performance Study of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Fed with Alcohol Blends." Energies 6, no. 1: 282-293.