Chapter 10 - Oxygen reduction reaction in ethanol fuel cells

Roy, Souvik and Bellamkonda, Sankeerthana (2022) Chapter 10 - Oxygen reduction reaction in ethanol fuel cells. In: Oxygen Reduction Reaction: Fundamentals, Materials, and Applications. Elsevier, pp. 337-378. ISBN 9780323885089

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Direct ethanol fuel cells (DEFCs) have been identified as a promising technology in renewable energy applications as it uses a sustainable, carbon-neutral liquid fuel (ethanol) to generate electrical energy and is well-suited for portable and mobile applications. But before this technology can become viable for implementation in wide range of devices, specific issues related to efficiency, durability, and scalability must be addressed. This chapter discusses the fundamental concepts of DEFC, the role of oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), and recent development in ORR catalyst design for application in DEFC. It focuses on the challenges associated with the cathodic reaction and provides an overview of the strategies employed to engineer the catalytic material at the cathode for boosting the ORR performance by improving selectivity, kinetics, and overpotential requirement.

Keywords:oxygen reduction reaction, Ethanol fuel cell, Cathode catalyst, Single atom catalyst, Noble metal catalyst, ethanol crossover
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F200 Materials Science
F Physical Sciences > F100 Chemistry
Divisions:College of Science > School of Chemistry
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Deposited On:28 Sep 2022 13:37

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