PEM Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts and Catalyst Layers

Fundamentals and Applications

  • Jiujun Zhang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Xiao-Zi Yuan, Haijiang Wang
    Pages 1-87
  3. Chaojie Song, Jiujun Zhang
    Pages 89-134
  4. Hui Li, Kunchan Lee, Jiujun Zhang
    Pages 135-164
  5. Hui Li, Chaojie Song, Jianlu Zhang, Jiujun Zhang
    Pages 331-354
  6. Pei Kang Shen
    Pages 355-380
  7. Michael H. Eikerling, Kourosh Malek, Qianpu Wang
    Pages 381-446
  8. Christina Bock, Helga Halvorsen, Barry MacDougall
    Pages 447-485
  9. Shijun Liao, Baitao Li, Yingwei Li
    Pages 487-546
  10. Hansan Liu, Jiujun Zhang
    Pages 609-630
  11. Hansan Liu, Dingguo Xia, Jiujun Zhang
    Pages 631-654
  12. Xueliang (Andy) Sun, Madhu Sudan Saha
    Pages 655-714
  13. Kunchan Lee, Lei Zhang, Jiujun Zhang
    Pages 715-757
  14. Siyu Ye
    Pages 759-834
  15. Siyu Ye
    Pages 835-860
  16. Chaojie Song, Shiqiang (Rob) Hui, Jiujun Zhang
    Pages 861-888
  17. Huamin Zhang, Xiaoli Wang, Jianlu Zhang, Jiujun Zhang
    Pages 889-916

About this book

Introduction

Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, including H2/O2 (air) and methanol/O2 (air) fuel cells, are promising clean energy converting devices with high efficiency and low to zero emissions. Such power sources can be used in transportation, stationary, portable, and micro power applications. The key components of these fuel cells are catalysts and catalyst layers.

PEM Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts and Catalyst Layers covers all of the fundamental aspects and applications of this field. The opening chapters introduce the essential topics on electrochemical theory and fuel cell catalysis, including: electrode thermodynamics, kinetics, and mass transfer; electrode/electrolyte interface electrocatalysis; electrocatalytic reactions, including O2 reduction and H2/CH3OH oxidations; quantum chemistry simulations of catalyst activity; catalyst contamination; spectroscopic methods for catalysis research; porous gas electrode theory; and catalyst layers and modeling. Later chapters investigate the synthesis, characterization, and activity validation of PEM fuel cell catalysts. All fuel cell related catalysts are reviewed, including noble and non-noble catalysts and their preparation/performance. Further chapters describe in detail the integration of the electrocatalyst/catalyst layers into the fuel cell, and their performance validation, including: catalyst layer structure function and optimization, catalyst degradation and diagnosis, and strategies to mitigate the failure modes.

PEM Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts and Catalyst Layers provides a comprehensive, in-depth survey of PEM fuel cell electrocatalysts and catalyst layers, presented by internationally renowned fuel cell scientists. Researchers and engineers in the fuel cell industry will find this book a valuable resource, as will students of electrochemical engineering and catalyst synthesis.

Keywords

Catalyst Layer Synthesis Clean Energy Electrocatalysis catalysis chemical engineering chemistry dynamics electrochemistry fuel cell kinetics methanol modeling optimization simulation thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jiujun Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation (IFCI)National Research Council Canada (NRC)VancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-936-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-935-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-936-3
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