Carbonaceous Catalysts for H3PO4 Fuel Cells.
Interim rept. no. 1, Aug 74-Feb 75,
UNIVERSAL OIL PRODUCTS CO DES PLAINES ILL
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UOP KociteR materials are being evaluated as low cost air andor fuel electrocatalysts in phosphoric acid electrolyte fuel cells. KociteR materials are composite structures consisting of pyropolymers chemically bonded to refractory substrates. Fuel cell electrodes are fabricated and tested as anodes or cathodes in model fuel cells with conventional Pt fuel electrodes as counter electrodes. The performance of KociteR materials as electrocatalysts has been studied. The second part of the program is directed toward evaluating the performance of KociteR materials as platinum catalyst supports. Results to date indicate promising fuel cell performance at unusually low platinum loadings.
- Physical Chemistry
- Electric Power Production and Distribution