PEM fuel cell electrocatalysts and catalyst layers: by Xiao-Zi Yuan, Haijiang Wang (auth.), Jiujun Zhang (eds.)

By Xiao-Zi Yuan, Haijiang Wang (auth.), Jiujun Zhang (eds.)

Proton alternate membrane (PEM) gas cells, together with H2/O2 (air) and methanol/O2 (air) gas cells, are promising fresh power changing units with excessive potency and occasional to 0 emissions. Such strength resources can be utilized in transportation, desk bound, moveable, and micro energy purposes. the main parts of those gas cells are catalysts and catalyst layers.

PEM gasoline telephone Electrocatalysts and Catalyst Layers covers all the primary elements and purposes of this box. the outlet chapters introduce the fundamental themes on electrochemical concept and gasoline phone catalysis, together with: electrode thermodynamics, kinetics, and mass move; electrode/electrolyte interface electrocatalysis; electrocatalytic reactions, together with O2 reduction and H2/CH3OH oxidations; quantum chemistry simulations of catalyst task; catalyst infection; spectroscopic equipment for catalysis examine; porous fuel electrode thought; and catalyst layers and modeling. Later chapters examine the synthesis, characterization, and job validation of PEM gasoline cellphone catalysts. All gas mobilephone comparable catalysts are reviewed, together with noble and non-noble catalysts and their preparation/performance. additional chapters describe intimately the mixing of the electrocatalyst/catalyst layers into the gas phone, and their functionality validation, together with: catalyst layer constitution functionality and optimization, catalyst degradation and analysis, and techniques to mitigate the failure modes.

PEM gas mobile Electrocatalysts and Catalyst Layers presents a finished, in-depth survey of PEM gasoline mobile electrocatalysts and catalyst layers, awarded by way of the world over popular gasoline mobile scientists. Researchers and engineers within the gas mobile will locate this e-book a necessary source, as will scholars of electrochemical engineering and catalyst synthesis.

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15(a) were obtained. 15(b). 15(a). Statistical analysis of accelerated test data with MEA lifetime prediction done by 3M (Symbols—data points; lines—model fits) [47]. (Reprinted with permission from Hicks M. Membrane and catalyst durability under accelerated testing. In: Conference proceedings of fuel cell durability: stationary, automotive, portable. 15(b). Near-OCV load cycle profile used in 3M accelerated testing [47]. (Reprinted with permission from Hicks M. Membrane and catalyst durability under accelerated testing.

27], cleaned the electrolyte membrane by immersing it first in boiling 3% hydrogen peroxide in water for 1 hour, and then in boiling sulfuric acid for the same amount of time, to ensure as full protonation of the sulfonate group as possible. The membrane was rinsed in boiling deionised water for 1 hour to remove any remaining acid. The electrodes were then put onto the electrolyte membrane and the assembly was hot pressed at 140 °C at high pressure for 3 minutes to complete the process. 12. Diagram of a typical MEA structure [31].

The other functions include keeping the fuel and oxidant separated, which prevents mixing of the two gases and withstanding harsh conditions, including active catalysts, high temperatures or temperature fluctuations, strong oxidants, and reactive radicals. Thus, the ideal polymer must have excellent proton conductivity, chemical and thermal stability, strength, flexibility, low gas permeability, low water drag, low cost, and good availability [12]. Different types of membranes have been tested for use in PEM fuel cells.

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