Review on the unitized regenerative fuel cells materials

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Abstract

Unitized regenerative fuel cell is a unique fuel cell can work in both electrolyser and fuel cell in one cell at different mode, its useful in some application in which the weight is an important issue. This article reviews current literatures with the objective of identifying the latest development in membrane and bipolar plate materials for the Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell (URFC). The result shows that the choice of both the bipolar plates and the catalyst for URFC electrodes is a delicate task especially for oxygen side because a very good candidate for fuel cell mode will not function well in the electrolyser mode and therefore it is suggested that a compromise should be considered. It is recommended that coated aluminum, titanium or titanium with gold-coated layer to be very suitable candidates as the bipolar plate material and IrOX, Ru or both with Pt is suitable for oxygen side catalyst in the URFC.for hydrogen side conventional Pt even with carbon will function well for both electrolyzer and fuel cell mode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1151-1160
Number of pages10
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development
Volume4
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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Keywords

  • Bipolar plate
  • Fuel cell
  • Membrane, catalyst
  • Titanium
  • Unitized

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Energy(all)

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Review on the unitized regenerative fuel cells materials. / Dihrab, Salwan S.; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Zaharim, Azami.

In: WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development, Vol. 4, No. 12, 12.2008, p. 1151-1160.

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