Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room 102-A (Pennsylvania Convention Center)

Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division (20)

#33 - Fuel Cell Technology (20032)
Fuel cells provide alternative energy technology to current options and offer potential for sustainability and green chemistry. Main issues affecting the commercialization of fuel cells at large scale are deficiencies in current proton conducting membranes and electro-catalysts at low to moderate temperatures. Current membranes cannot perform well at low humidity and temperatures and have serious stability and durability drawbacks. At the same time, concerns arise regarding the stability of chemical or biochemical catalysts and the associated support materials in a fuel-cell environment. Either improved catalysts for low temperature fuel cells or new technologies for operating them at moderate temperatures are needed. At such temperatures, excellent fuel electro-oxidation activity over inexpensive base materials and a simple thermal management system would be possible. We invite submission of papers describing development of (1) novel efficient chemical or biological catalysts for fuel oxidation, and or (2) new fuel cell membranes or materials technologies to efficiently operate fuel cells at low to moderate temperatures.
Chair:Su Ha
CoChair:Daniela S. Mainardi
8:30 AMPlatinum Nanostructures by Template Wetting Nanofabrication and Their Use in a Miniature Fuel Cell Membrane Electrode Assembly
Eric Broaddus, Jared Fernandez, Scott A. Gold
8:50 AMDeposition of PtxRu1-X Catalysts for Methanol Oxidation In Micro Direct Methanol Fuel Cells
William Mustain, Hyea Kim, Shruti Prakash, Paul Kohl
9:10 AMDevelopment of a Nanoporous Superacidic Proton Exchange Membrane
Brittany Wilson, Scott A. Gold
9:30 AMCeramic Proton Conductors for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Maria A. Azimova, David T. Johnson, Steven McIntosh
9:50 AMNovel Proton Conducting Ceramic Thin Films for Intermediate Temperature Hydrogen Membrane Fuel Cells
Dongxia Liu, Daniel Fink, Matt Yates
10:10 AMOptimization of Cathode Layer for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells
Parag Jain, Lorenz T. Biegler, Myung S. Jhon
10:30 AMPlanar Model for the Cathode Catalyst Layer In a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell
Dennis O. Dever, Richard A. Cairncross, Yossef A. Elabd
10:50 AMMicro Direct Methanol Fuel Cells
Shruti Prakash, Hyea Kim, William Mutain, Paul Kohl

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