High power passive μDMFC with low catalyst loading for small power generation

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Abstract

The main constraint for commercialization of micro direct methanol fuel cell (μDMFC) for small power generation is the performance of the fuel cell. In this study, a high power μDMFC with a power output of 56 mW and an active area of 4 cm2 was successfully developed. The cell required low catalyst loading of 5 mg cm-2 and 0.5 mg cm-2 at the anode and cathode, respectively. Optimal design parameters for methanol concentration and catalyst loading were examined. Finally, long-term performance testing was performed and OCV curves are reported. The results obtained for this gives the highest power density at low catalyst loading as compare to other researchers in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-825
Number of pages5
JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

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Direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC)
Power generation
Catalysts
Fuel cells
Anodes
Cathodes
Methanol
Testing

Keywords

  • μDMFC
  • Catalyst loading
  • Optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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