Long Term Performance Study of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Fed with Alcohol Blends

Leo Mena, Teresa de Jesus and Navarro Arevalo, Emilio and Raso García, Miguel Ángel and Mora Peña, Eleuterio (2013). Long Term Performance Study of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Fed with Alcohol Blends. "Energies" (n. 6); pp. 282-293. ISSN 1996-1073. https://doi.org/10.3390/en6010282.

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Title: Long Term Performance Study of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Fed with Alcohol Blends
Author/s:
  • Leo Mena, Teresa de Jesus
  • Navarro Arevalo, Emilio
  • Raso García, Miguel Ángel
  • Mora Peña, Eleuterio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energies
Date: January 2013
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Navales (UPM)
Department: Sistemas Oceánicos y Navales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The use of alcohol blends in direct alcohol fuel cells may be a more environmentally friendly and less toxic alternative to the use of methanol alone in direct methanol fuel cells. This paper assesses the behaviour of a direct methanol fuel cell fed with aqueous methanol, aqueous ethanol and aqueous methanol/ethanol blends in a long term experimental study followed by modelling of polarization curves. Fuel cell performance is seen to decrease as the ethanol content rises, and subsequent operation with aqueous methanol only partly reverts this loss of performance. It seems that the difference in the oxidation rate of these alcohols may not be the only factor affecting fuel cell performance.

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Item ID: 33199
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/33199/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:33199
DOI: 10.3390/en6010282
Official URL: http://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/6/1/282
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 24 Apr 2015 07:46
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2015 07:46
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