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 pp. 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: 0444520937 (print)
9780444520937 (print)
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Keywords: Sodium borohydride, fuel cells
Organisations: Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp
ePrint ID: 72009
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November 2009Published
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2010
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 20:59
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