Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells

Materials, Performance, Durability and Applications

Editors: Corti, Horacio R., Gonzalez, Ernesto R. (Eds.)

  • Multi-author contributed volume featuring an emerging technology
  • Contains contributions from experts in industry and academia
  • Of interest to fuel cell researchers and green energy policy
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Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells: Materials, Performance, Durability and Applications begins with an introductory overview of direct alcohol fuel cells (DAFC); it focuses on the main goals and challenges in the areas of materials development, performance, and commercialization. The preparation and the properties of the anodic catalysts used for the oxidation of methanol, higher alcohols, and alcohol tolerant cathodes are then described. The membranes used as proton conductors in DAFC are examined, as well as alkaline membranes, focusing on the electrical conductivity and alcohol permeability. The use of different kinds of carbon materials as catalyst supports, gas diffusion layers, and current collectors in DAFC is also discussed. State of the art of the modeling is used to estimate performance and durability. The closing chapter reviews the use of DAFC in portable equipment and mobile devices and features a detailed discussion on the mechanisms of component degradation which limits their durability.

This book is written to facilitate the understanding of DAFC technology, applications, and future challenges. It is an excellent introduction for electrochemical and material engineers interested in small fuel cells as portable energy sources, scientists focused on materials science for energy production and storage, as well as policy-makers in the area of renewable energies.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction to Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells

    Corti, Horacio R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-32

  • Catalysts for Methanol Oxidation

    Gonzalez, Ernesto R. (et al.)

    Pages 33-62

  • Pt and Pd-Based Electrocatalysts for Ethanol and Ethylene Glycol Fuel Cells

    Solorza-Feria, O. (et al.)

    Pages 63-78

  • Electro-oxidation of 3-Carbon Alcohols and Its Viability for Fuel Cell Application

    Gomes, Janaina Fernandes (et al.)

    Pages 79-98

  • Nanostrutured Electrocatalysts for Methanol and Ethanol-Tolerant Cathodes

    Ticianelli, Edson A. (et al.)

    Pages 99-119

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eBook $139.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7707-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7810-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells
Book Subtitle
Materials, Performance, Durability and Applications
Editors
  • Horacio R. Corti
  • Ernesto R. Gonzalez
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7708-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7708-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7707-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7810-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 370
Number of Illustrations and Tables
202 b/w illustrations
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