Accession Number:

ADA295619

Title:

ARO Fuel Cell/Battery/Manufacturing HUB Program.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS INST OF TECH CHICAGO DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The fuel cell program has made progress in four key areas including 1 fabrication and testing of membrane electrode assemblies MEAs, 2 fundamental studies of methanol oxidation on smooth alloy electrodes, 3 half cell studies of membrane electrode assemblies and 4 X-ray studies of anode catalytic materials. Two fuel cell test stands with computerized data acquisition systems are now fully operational. We have fabricated MEAs with hydrogenoxygen performance curves competitive with state-of-the-art electrodes. In addition, studies of Pd barrier electrodes have been initiated and currents of 400 mAsq cm at 0.5 volts are typical with hydrogenmethanol-oxygen. We have now terminated the hydrogenmethanol blend experiments and are now focusing on liquid methanolwater feed. We are currently struggling with the methanol delivery system and development of macroporous electrodes for methanol. Since the time of this report, IIT and Argonne National Laboratory have made one visit to the synchrotron at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Data analysis is in progress. jg

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE