PEM Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts and Catalyst Layers

PEM Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts and Catalyst Layers

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Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells are promising clean energy converting devices with high efficiency and low to zero emissions. Such power sources can be used in transportation, stationary, portable and micro power applications. The key components of these fuel cells are catalysts and catalyst layers. a€œPEM Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts and Catalyst Layersa€ provides a comprehensive, in-depth survey of the field, presented by internationally renowned fuel cell scientists. The opening chapters introduce the fundamentals of electrochemical theory and fuel cell catalysis. Later chapters investigate the synthesis, characterization, and activity validation of PEM fuel cell catalysts. Further chapters describe in detail the integration of the electrocatalyst/catalyst layers into the fuel cell, and their performance validation. Researchers and engineers in the fuel cell industry will find this book a valuable resource, as will students of electrochemical engineering and catalyst synthesis.It is thus debatable whether or not Pt load reduction is a solution for reducing fuel cell cost. Other precious metals such as Pd, Ir, and Ru, which also show catalytic activity towards the ORR and can be used as fuel cell catalysts, have also seenanbsp;...

Title:PEM Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts and Catalyst Layers
Author:Jiujun Zhang
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-08-26


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