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Competitiveness of Formic Acid Fuel Cells: In Comparison with Methanol
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  • Journal title : Applied Chemistry for Engineering
  • Volume 27, Issue 2,  2016, pp.123-127
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
  • DOI : 10.14478/ace.2016.1021
 Title & Authors
Competitiveness of Formic Acid Fuel Cells: In Comparison with Methanol
Uhm, Sunghyun; Seo, Minhye; Lee, Jaeyoung;
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 Abstract
Methanol fuel cells having advantages of relatively favorable reaction kinetics and higher energy density have attracted increasing interests as best alternative to hydrogen fuel cell because of H2 production, storage and distribution issues. While there have been extensive research works on developing key components such as electrocatalysts as well as their physicochemical properties in practical formic acid fuel cells, there have also been urgent requests for investigating which fuel sources will be more suitable for direct liquid fuel cells in future. In this mini-review, we highlight the overall interest and outlook of formic acid fuel cells in terms of electrocatalysts, fuel supply and crossover, water management, fuel cell efficiency and system integration in comparison with methanol fuel cells.
 Keywords
formic acid fuel cell;fuel cell efficiency;power performance;methanol;crossover;
 Language
Korean
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