Fuel and media flexible microfluidic fuel cells

Paul J A Kenis, Ranga S. Jayashree, Wei Ping Zhou, Fikile R. Brushett

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The operation of laminar flow-based fuel cells (LFFC) with formic acid, methanol, hydrazine, sodium borohydride, and ethanol as the fuel was studied. The performance of LFFC operating with alcohol-based fuels in acidic as well as alkaline media was demonstrated. The catalyst performance in microfluidic hydrogen fuel cells in which an acidic or alkaline stream was used as a flowing electrolyte was analyzed. The hydrogen fuel cell performance was compared using inexpensive non-Pt catalysts such as Ag-based cathodes instead of expensive Pt-catalysts with a flowing alkaline stream as the electrolyte. The fuel and media flexibility of microfluidic fuel cells was demonstrated. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT 11/4-9/2007).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 AIChE Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2007Nov 9 2007

Publication series

Name2007 AIChE Annual Meeting


Other2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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