Sodium borohydride fuel cells

Ponce de Leon, Carlos and Walsh, Frank (2009) Sodium borohydride fuel cells. In, Dyer, Chris K., Garche, Juergen, Moseley, Patrick, Ogumi, Zempachi, Rand, David A.J. and Scrosati, Bruno (eds.) Encyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources. UK, Elsevier, 192-205.


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Fuel cells utilizing the direct and indirect oxidation of
borohydride ions have been described. Direct borohydride
fuel cells are inherently more efficient than IBFCs;
the DBFCs can produce energy densities comparable to
those of methanol and oxygen–hydrogen fuel cells. The
DBFC still presents a number of technical challenges
such as borohydride ion crossover and the need for more
selective anode materials and improved anionic membranes.
The IBFCs use the well-studied MEA that is fed
with high-purity hydrogen produced from the efficient
hydrolysis of sodium borohydride. The main problems in
this cell are removal of borohydride oxidation products,
reuse of catalyst, and heat and water management

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 9780444520937 (hardback)
0444520937 (hardback)
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Keywords: Sodium borohydride, fuel cells
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Engineering Materials & Surface Engineering
ePrint ID: 72009
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
November 2009Published
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:03

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