Nanocatalysts for Low Temperature Fuel Cells

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Abstract

Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks (ZIFs) are one of the potential candidates as highly conducting networks with surface area with a possibility to be used as catalyst support. In the present study, highly active state-of-the-art Pt-NCNTFs catalyst was synthesized by pyrolyzing ZIF-67 along with Pt precursor under flowing Ar-H2 (90-10 %) gas at 700 °C. XRD analysis indicated the formation of Pt-Co alloy on the surface of the nanostructured catalyst support. The high resolution TEM examination showed the particle size range of 7 to 10 nm. Proton exchange membrane fuel cell performance was evaluated by fabricating membrane electrode assemblies using Nafion-212 electrolyte using H2/O2 gases (100 % RH) at various temperatures. The peak power density of 630 mW.cm2 was obtained with Pt-NCNTFs cathode catalyst and commercial Pt/C anode catalyst at 70 °C at ambient pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume138
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Fuel cells
Catalyst supports
Catalysts
Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
Gases
Temperature
Anodes
Cathodes
Particle size
Electrolytes
Transmission electron microscopy
Membranes
Electrodes

Keywords

  • Membrane-Electrodes Assembly
  • ORR catalysts
  • PEM Fuel Cell
  • ZIF-67

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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Nanocatalysts for Low Temperature Fuel Cells. / Mada Kannan, Arunachala.

In: Energy Procedia, Vol. 138, 01.01.2017, p. 14-19.

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