Shukla, A.K. and Raman, R.K. and Scott, K. (2005) Advances in mixed reactant fuel cells. Fuel cells, 5 (4). pp. 436-447.

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The mixed reactant fuel cell (MRFC) is a new concept, in which a mixture of aqueous fuel and gaseous oxygen (or air) flows directly through a porous anode-electrolyte-cathode structure or through a strip-cell with an anode-electrolyte-cathode configuration. These structures can be single cells or parallel stacks of cells and may be ina planar, tubular or any other geometry. Selectivity in the electrocatalysts for MRFCs is mandatory to minimize mixed-potentail at the electrodes, which otherwise would reduce the availabel ell voltage and compromise the fuel efficeincy. MRFC offers a cost effective solution in fuel cell design, since there is no need for gas-light structure within the stak and as a consequence, considerable reduction in sealing, manifolding and reactants delivery struc5ure is possible. In recent years, significant advances have been made in MRFCs, using methanol as a fuel. This paper reviews the status of mixed reactant fuel cells and reports some recent experimental data for methanol fuel cell systems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: DMFC; fuel cell; mixed flow; mixed reactant; selective electrocatalyst
Subjects: Fuel Cells
Electrochemical Power Sources
Depositing User: TTBD CECRI
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 11:26
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2012 11:26

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