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A high-temperature anion-exchange membrane fuel cell

Douglin, John C., Varcoe, John R. and Dekel, Dario R. (2020) A high-temperature anion-exchange membrane fuel cell Journal of Power Sources Advances, 5, 100023.

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In the past few years, developments in anion exchange membranes (AEMs) have led to a significant increase in hydroxide conductivities, ultimately yielding striking improvements in the performance of anion exchange membrane fuel cells (AEMFCs) at low operating temperatures, usually at 40–80 °C. Aside from these remarkable achievements, the literature is void of any work on AEMFCs operated at temperatures above 100 °C, despite the consensus from various models remarking that working at higher cell temperatures may lead to many significant advantages. In this work, we present the first high-temperature AEMFC (HT-AEMFC) tested at 110 °C. The HT-AEMFC exhibits high performance, with a peak power density of 2.1 W cm−2 and a current density of as high as 574 mA cm−2 measured at 0.8 V. This initial work represents a significant landmark for the research and development of the fuel cell technology, opening a wide door for a new field of research we call hereafter, HT-AEMFCs.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemistry
Authors :
Douglin, John C.
Varcoe, John
Dekel, Dario R.
Date : 19 August 2020
Funders : Nancy & Stephen Grand Technion Energy Program (GTEP), Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources of Israel, Planning & Budgeting Committee/ISRAEL Council for Higher Education (CHE), EPSRC
DOI : 10.1016/j.powera.2020.100023
Grant Title : Israel Science Foundation (ISF)
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Projects : “Israel National Research Center for Electrochemical Propulsion (INREP)”
Uncontrolled Keywords : High-temperature anion-exchange membrane; Fuel cells; High temperature; Hydroxide conductivity; AEMFC; HT-AEMFC;
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Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 21 Aug 2020 14:38
Last Modified : 21 Aug 2020 14:38

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