Skip to main content
  • Book
  • © 2009

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Durability

Editors:

(view affiliations)
  • No competition exists at this point in time

  • There is an intense interest in fuel cell durability with continued interest in fuel cells in general

  • Addresses the need to bring durability issues from the commercial sector to the academic sector

  • The editors are distinguished in the field and therefore have deep insights to share from their experienced careers in industry

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-0-387-85536-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Stack Components

    1. Introduction

      Pages 3-3
    2. Catalysts

      1. Dissolution and Stabilization of Platinum in Oxygen Cathodes
        • Kotaro Sasaki, Minhua Shao, Radoslav Adzic
        Pages 7-27
      2. Carbon-Support Requirements for Highly Durable Fuel Cell Operation
        • Paul T. Yu, Wenbin Gu, Jingxin Zhang, Rohit Makharia, Frederick T. Wagner, Hubert A. Gasteiger
        Pages 29-53
    3. Membranes

      1. Chemical Degradation: Correlations Between Electrolyzer and Fuel Cell Findings
        • Han Liu, Frank D. Coms, Jingxin Zhang, Hubert A. Gasteiger, Anthony B. LaConti
        Pages 71-118
      2. Durability of Radiation-Grafted Fuel Cell Membranes
        • Lorenz Gubler, Günther G. Scherer
        Pages 133-155
    4. GDL

      1. Durability Aspects of Gas-Diffusion and Microporous Layers
        • David L. Wood III, Rodney L. Borup
        Pages 159-195
    5. MEAs

      1. Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Durability
        • Yu Seung Kim, Piotr Zelenay
        Pages 223-240
    6. Bipolar Plates

      1. Influence of Metallic Bipolar Plates on the Durability of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells
        • Joachim Scherer, Daniel Münter, Raimund Ströbel
        Pages 243-255
      2. Durability of Graphite Composite Bipolar Plates
        • Tetsuo Mitani, Kenro Mitsuda
        Pages 257-268
    7. Sealings

      1. Gaskets: Important Durability Issues
        • Ruth Bieringer, Matthias Adler, Stefan Geiss, Michael Viol
        Pages 271-281
  3. Cells and Stack Operation

    1. Introduction

      Pages 285-285
    2. Impact of Contaminants

      1. Air Impurities
        • Jean St-Pierre
        Pages 289-321
    3. Freezing

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.

Keywords

  • Methanol
  • direct methanol fuel cell
  • fuel cell
  • hydrogen
  • microbial fuel cell

Reviews

From the reviews: “The editors of this book have brought together a strong collection of … topics of PEMFC design and operation, and provide a solid overview of all key aspects of their durability. … for students and new workers in the field, this book could serve as a short course which allows them to critically read the literature and to understand the conference papers on the subject from a solid frame of reference.” (David A. Schiraldi, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 210, 2009)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Electrochemistry LaboratoryPaul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland

    Felix N. Büchi

  • Department Molecular Science and Technology, Doshisha University, Kyotanabe, Japan

    Minoru Inaba

  • BASF Fuel Cell GmbH Industrial Park Hoechst, Germany

    Thomas J. Schmidt

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-0-387-85536-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)