Ammonia carbonate fuel cells based on a mixed NH4+/H+ ion conducting electrolyte

Rong Lan, Shanwen Tao

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Abstract

On-board hydrogen storage remains a challenge to validate hydrogen fuel cells for transport applications. Ammonium bicarbonate is widely used as low-cost fertilizer in farms. Solid NH4HCO3 and (NH4)2CO3 contains high weight percentage of hydrogen and are potential on-board hydrogen storage materials. The use of ammonia or ammonium salts as fuels for a fuel cell is an alternative approach for indirect hydrogen storage. Here, for the first time, we report ammonia and ammonium carbonate fuel cells based on mixed NH4+/H+ conducting electrolytes. This novel fuel cell shows considerable potential for transport and portable applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)F37-F40
Number of pages4
JournalECS Electrochemistry Letters
Volume2
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2013

Keywords

  • hydrogen fuel cells
  • ammonium bicarbonate
  • ammonium carbonate fuel cells

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