Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Durability

  • Felix N. Büchi
  • Minoru Inaba
  • Thomas J. Schmidt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Stack Components

    1. Pages 3-3
    2. Catalysts

      1. Kotaro Sasaki, Minhua Shao, Radoslav Adzic
        Pages 7-27
      2. Paul T. Yu, Wenbin Gu, Jingxin Zhang, Rohit Makharia, Frederick T. Wagner, Hubert A. Gasteiger
        Pages 29-53
    3. Membranes

      1. Han Liu, Frank D. Coms, Jingxin Zhang, Hubert A. Gasteiger, Anthony B. LaConti
        Pages 71-118
      2. Lorenz Gubler, Günther G. Scherer
        Pages 133-155
    4. GDL

      1. David L. Wood III, Rodney L. Borup
        Pages 159-195
    5. MEAs

      1. Yu Seung Kim, Piotr Zelenay
        Pages 223-240
    6. Bipolar Plates

      1. Joachim Scherer, Daniel Münter, Raimund Ströbel
        Pages 243-255
      2. Tetsuo Mitani, Kenro Mitsuda
        Pages 257-268
    7. Sealings

      1. Ruth Bieringer, Matthias Adler, Stefan Geiss, Michael Viol
        Pages 271-281
  3. Cells and Stack Operation

    1. Pages 285-285
    2. Impact of Contaminants

      1. Jean St-Pierre
        Pages 289-321
    3. Freezing

    4. Reliability Testing

About this book


A major part of the competitiveness gap of polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) technology in automotive and stationary co-generation applications is due lack of durability. This book analyzes the relevant degradation processes in PEFC on the level of components, cells and stacks, and applications. Prominent authors from the PEFC field describe and analyze in 23 chapters the relevant degradation mechanisms and mitigation strategies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Felix N. Büchi
    • 1
  • Minoru Inaba
    • 2
  • Thomas J. Schmidt
    • 3
  1. 1.Electrochemistry LaboratoryPaul Scherrer InstitutSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department Molecular Science and TechnologyDoshisha UniversityKyotanabeJapan
  3. 3.BASF Fuel Cell GmbH Industrial Park HoechstGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-85536-3
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-85534-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-85536-3
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