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PEM Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts and Catalyst Layers

Fundamentals and Applications

Editors: Zhang, Jiujun (Ed.)

  • Provides a comprehensive, in-depth survey of PEM fuel cell electrocatalysts and catalyst layers
  • Presented by internationally renowned fuel cell scientists and engineers
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Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, including H2/O2 (air) and methanol/O2 (air) 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.

PEM Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts and Catalyst Layers covers all of the fundamental aspects and applications of this field. The opening chapters introduce the essential topics on electrochemical theory and fuel cell catalysis, including: electrode thermodynamics, kinetics, and mass transfer; electrode/electrolyte interface electrocatalysis; electrocatalytic reactions, including O2 reduction and H2/CH3OH oxidations; quantum chemistry simulations of catalyst activity; catalyst contamination; spectroscopic methods for catalysis research; porous gas electrode theory; and catalyst layers and modeling. Later chapters investigate the synthesis, characterization, and activity validation of PEM fuel cell catalysts. All fuel cell related catalysts are reviewed, including noble and non-noble catalysts and their preparation/performance. Further chapters describe in detail the integration of the electrocatalyst/catalyst layers into the fuel cell, and their performance validation, including: catalyst layer structure function and optimization, catalyst degradation and diagnosis, and strategies to mitigate the failure modes.

PEM Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts and Catalyst Layers provides a comprehensive, in-depth survey of PEM fuel cell electrocatalysts and catalyst layers, presented by internationally renowned fuel cell scientists. Researchers and engineers in the fuel cell industry will find this book a valuable resource, as will students of electrochemical engineering and catalyst synthesis.

About the authors

Dr Jiujun Zhang is a Senior Research Officer and PEM Catalysis Core Competency Leader at the National Research Council of Canada Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation (NRC-IFCI). Dr Zhang has over twenty-six years of R&D experience in theoretical and applied electrochemistry, including over twelve years of fuel cell R&D (among these six years at Ballard Power Systems and four years at NRC-IFCI), and three years of electrochemical sensor experience. Dr Zhang holds seven adjunct professorships, including one at the University of Waterloo and one at the University of British Columbia. His research is based on: low/non-Pt cathode catalyst development with long-term stability for catalyst cost reduction; preparation of novel material-supported Pt catalysts through ultrasonic spray pyrolysis; catalyst layer/cathode structure; fundamental understanding through first principles theoretical modeling; catalyst layer characterization and electrochemical evaluation; and preparation of cost-effective MEAs for fuel cell testing and evaluation. Dr Zhang has co-authored more than 140 research papers published in refereed journals and holds over ten US patents. He has also produced in excess of seventy industrial technical reports. Dr Zhang is an active member of The Electrochemical Society, the International Society of Electrochemistry, and the American Chemical Society.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • PEM Fuel Cell Fundamentals

    Yuan, Xiao-Zi (et al.)

    Pages 1-87

  • Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction Reaction

    Song, Chaojie (et al.)

    Pages 89-134

  • Electrocatalytic H2 Oxidation Reaction

    Li, Hui (et al.)

    Pages 135-164

  • Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Methanol, Ethanol and Formic Acid

    Gyenge, Előd

    Pages 165-287

  • Application of First Principles Methods in the Study of Fuel Cell Air-Cathode Electrocatalysis

    Shi, Zheng

    Pages 289-329

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6847-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
PEM Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts and Catalyst Layers
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals and Applications
Editors
  • Jiujun Zhang
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-936-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-936-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84800-935-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6847-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 1137
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