Modeling and simulation of a direct ethanol fuel cell: An overview

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Abstract

The commercialization of Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells (DEFCs) is still hindered because of economic and technical reasons. Fundamental scientific research is required to more completely understanding the complex electrochemical behavior and engineering technology of DEFCs. To use the DEFC system in real-world applications, fast, reliable, and cost-effective methods are needed to explore this complex phenomenon and to predict the performance of different system designs. Thus, modeling and simulation play an important role in examining the DEFC system as well as in designing an optimized DEFC system. The current DEFC literature shows that modeling studies on DEFCs are still in their early stages and are not able to describe the DEFC system as a whole. Potential DEFC applications and their current status are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-406
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Volume262
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2014

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Direct ethanol fuel cells (DEFC)
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ethyl alcohol
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commercialization
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systems engineering
economics
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Keywords

  • Direct ethanol fuel cell
  • Mass transfer
  • Modeling
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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