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Development of an alkaline anion exchange membrane direct ethylene glycol fuel cell stack

 
: Cremers, C.; Niedergesäß, A.; Jung, F.; Müller, D.; Tübke, J.

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Gasteiger, H. ; Electrochemical Society -ECS-:
Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 11. Vol.2 : Eleventh Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Symposium (PEFC 11); 220th ECS Meeting, October 9 - October 14, 2011, Boston, MA
Pennington, NJ: ECS, 2011 (ECS transactions 41, 1)
ISBN: 978-1-60768-255-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-56677-901-2 (CD-ROM)
ISBN: 978-1-60768-254-7 (PDF)
ISSN: 1938-5862
pp.1987-1996
Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Symposium (PEFC) <11, 2011, Boston/Mass.>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer ICT ()

Abstract
KOH-doped PBI and quaternary amine alkaline anion exchange membranes were tested with commercial and homemade gas diffusion electrodes employing a non-noble metal catalyst. Tests were performed using either ethanol or ethylene glycol as fuel. The highest initial performance values were achieved with a quaternary amine anion exchange membrane fuel cell using ethylene glycol as fuel. A high conversion to CO 2 was also achieved using ethylene glycol. Some important differences were found in the performance degradation between cells using quaternary amine and KOH doped PBI membranes. A short stack with 5 cells was built using quaternary-amine-membrane-based membrane electrode assemblies. Initial stack performance measurements are reported.

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