Anode Catalysts for Alkaline Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells and Characteristics of the Catalyst Layer

Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 9)


The faster kinetics of the alcohol oxidation reaction in alkaline direct alcohol fuel cells (ADAFCs), opening up the possibility of using less expensive metal catalysts, as silver, nickel, and palladium, makes the alkaline direct alcohol fuel cell a potentially low-cost technology compared to acid direct alcohol fuel cell technology, which employs platinum catalysts. In this work an overview of catalysts for ADAFCs, and of testing of ADAFCs, fuelled with methanol, ethanol, and ethylene glycol, formed by these materials, is presented.


Alkaline Medium Methanol Oxidation Catalyst Layer Membrane Electrode Assembly Ethanol Oxidation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Scuola di Scienza dei MaterialiCogoletoItaly
  2. 2.Universidade de São Paulo, IQSCSão CarlosBrazil

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