Recent progress of carbonaceous materials in fuel cell applications

An overview

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Abstract

Carbonaceous materials are commonly used in fuel cell applications, in which they play an important role in maintaining high performance. Recently, carbonaceous materials have been investigated as catalyst supports, electrode catalyst supports, hybrid composite components for membranes, storage systems and other applications, such as activated carbon in microbial fuel cells. This study presents an overview of several modifications performed on those carbonaceous materials to improve their structural and electrochemical properties and, hence, augment fuel cell performance. This review will mainly focus on the proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) and direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC). Finally, this paper summarizes the challenges faced in current fuel cell applications and the use of carbonaceous materials to address these challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-502
Number of pages14
JournalChemical Engineering Journal
Volume309
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

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Direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC)
Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
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Activated carbon
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activated carbon
methanol
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Keywords

  • Carbonaceous
  • Composite material
  • Fuel cells
  • Hybrid membrane
  • Support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Recent progress of carbonaceous materials in fuel cell applications : An overview. / You, P. Y.; Kamarudin, Siti Kartom.

In: Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 309, 01.02.2017, p. 489-502.

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