OC14 Alternative Electrocatalysts for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells

Monday, June 6, 2011: 4:20 PM
Cartier Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Thomas G. Kelly and Jingguang G. Chen, Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Direct ethanol fuel cells (DEFCs) have been proposed as an alternative to hydrogen and methanol fuel cells.  The anode material most widely studied for DEFCs is currently a PtRu alloy; however, Pt is scarce and expensive.  We have studied a potential replacement, Rh-modified tungsten carbide (WC) for ethanol oxidation.

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