Nanotech 2014 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2014 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2014: Electronics, Manufacturing, Environment, Energy & Water

Solar Power, Fuel Cells, Renewables & Carbon Capture Chapter 5

Enhanced fuel cell performance with modified Nafion® membranes

Authors: L. Krishnan, G. Yeager, K. Clark, J. Kerr, G. Soloveichik, T. Miebach

Affilation: GE Global Research, United States

Pages: 391 - 394

Keywords: Nafion, low RH, decalin, PEM fuel cell

Abstract:
The interaction of Nafion® 212 membrane with a carbocyclic fuel, decalin was studied. Decalin treatment of N212 improved vapor sorption and membrane conductivity. In addition a substantial increase of peak power in a H2/Air fuel cell at low relative humidities was observed. The treated membranes also exhibited significantly low hydrogen crossover currents and internal resistance during fuel cell operation.


ISBN: 978-1-4822-5830-1
Pages: 588
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