Alkaline Electrolyte Fuel Cells (AFCs)

  • Akari HayashiEmail author
  • Tsuyohiko Fujigaya
  • Naotoshi Nakashima
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


This chapter describes the operating principles of alkaline electrolyte fuel cells. The fundamental components (electrolyte and electrode) are explained from the viewpoint of materials, followed by description of cell and stack structures.


AFC AEM OH ion conductivity CO poisoning Space exploration applications Hydrogen utilization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akari Hayashi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tsuyohiko Fujigaya
    • 2
  • Naotoshi Nakashima
    • 2
  1. 1.International Research Center for Hydrogen EnergyKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Applied ChemistryKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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