A novel and cost-effective electrode binder consisting of chitosan chemical hydrogel (CCH) is reported for direct borohydride fuel cells (DBFCs). The DBFCs have been assembled with Misch-metal-based AB5 alloy as anode, carbon-supported palladium (Pd/C) as cathode and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) hydrogel membrane electrolyte (PHME) as well as Nafion®-117 membrane electrolyte (NME) as separators. Operating in passive mode without using peristaltic pump and under ambient conditions of temperature as well as pressure, the DBFC exhibited a maximum peak power density of about 81 mW cm - 2.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 2011|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Financial support for this work was provided by the Third Frontier Fuel Cell Program of State of Ohio and from ITN Energy Systems of Littleton Colorado .
- Chemical hydrogel
- Direct borohydride fuel cell
- Electrode binder
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