PEMFC Operation Connected with Methanol Reformer System Lee, Jung-Hyun; Park, Sang-Sun; Shul, Yong-Gun; Park, Jong-Man; Kim, Dong-Hyun; Kim, Ha-Suck; Yoo, Seung-Eul;
The studies on integrated operation of fuel cell with fuel processor are very essential prior to its commercialization. In this study, Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) was operated with a fuel processor, which is mainly composed of two parts, methanol steam reforming reaction and preferential oxidation (PROX). In fuel processor, ICI 33-5 (CuO 50%, ZnO 33%, 8%, BET surface area: ) catalyst and CuO- catalyst were used for methanol steam reforming, preferential oxidation (PROX) respectively. PEMFC was operated by hydrogen fuel generated from fuel processor. The resulting gas from PROX reactor is used to operate PEMFC equipped with our prepared anode and cathode catalyst. PtRu/C catalyst gives more tolerance to CO.