Direct ammonia alkaline anion-exchange membrane fuel cells

Rong Lan, Shanwen Tao

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Abstract

On-board hydrogen storage remains a big challenge for fuel cell powered electric vehicles. Ammonia contains 17.6 wt % hydrogen and has been recognized as a potential on-board vehicular hydrogen media. Direct ammonia fuel cells are interesting because they do not require an ammonia cracking process to produce hydrogen, whereas conventional proton exchange membrane fuel cells based on acidic membranes such as Nafion are not compatible with NH3. Here we report the operation of direct ammonia alkaline anion-exchange fuel cells based on low cost membrane and non-noble catalysts with potential use in transportation and other applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)B83-B86
Number of pages4
JournalElectrochemical and Solid-State Letters
Volume13
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • alkaline fuel cells
  • catalysts
  • membranes
  • hydrogen storage
  • performance

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