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A review of the state-of-the-art of the methanol crossover in direct methanol fuel cells

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Heinzel, A, A. and Barragán García, Vicenta María (1999) A review of the state-of-the-art of the methanol crossover in direct methanol fuel cells. Journal of Power Sources, 84 (1). pp. 70-74. ISSN 0378-7753

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0378-7753(99)00302-x


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Abstract

Direct (oxidation) methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) are attractive for several applications, however, there are several barriers which must be overcome before they can become an alternative to internal combustion engines. At present, methanol crossover from the anode to the cathode appears to be the major Limitation. This work shows the information on the influence of methanol crossover in DMFC and on the effort to get a more methanol-impermeably polymer electrolyte found in the literature.


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© 1999 Elsevier Science S.A. VMB wishes to thank the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain for FPU granting, and also the staff of the
Fraunhofer Institut Solare Energiesysteme for their kind
support during her stay there.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Acid-doped polybenzimidazole; Polymer-electrolyte; Elevated-temperatures; Proton; Performance; Oxidation; Membranes; System.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Thermodynamics
ID Code:21106
Deposited On:30 Apr 2013 11:50
Last Modified:11 Mar 2016 18:49

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