TITLE

Direct Methanol Fuel Cells Using Thermally Catalysed Ti Mesh

AUTHOR(S)
Lim, Chan; Scott, K.; Allen, R.G.; Roy, S.
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Journal of Applied Electrochemistry;Sep2004, Vol. 34 Issue 9, p929
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Characterisation of a direct methanol fuel cell using an anode fabricated by thermal decomposition from Pt–Ru chloro-complex on Ti mesh is described. The polarisation characteristic of the resultant membrane electrode assembly is compared with that of a conventional MEA with an anode, consisting of a catalyst layer, a microporous layer and a wet-proof-treated carbon paper. Electrode characterisation was carried out using XRD, SEM and EDX analyses. In 1 m methanol solution, the MEA with the catalysed Ti mesh anode gave a power performance comparable with that of the conventional anode at 90 °C. However, in 0.5 m methanol solution the former showed much higher power density than the latter, indicating high utilisation of methanol fuel.
ACCESSION #
14360892

 

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