Alkaline methanol/air power devices
Fuel Cell Technology and Applications
Primary and secondary metal/air cells
Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
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Handbook of Fuel Cells
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Koscher, G. A. and Kordesch, K. 2010. Alkaline methanol/air power devices. Handbook of Fuel Cells.
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
Methanol is a promising fuel for power devices like fuel cells because it has a high theoretical capacity per volume and weight, it is relatively easy to handle and it is easy to store. Many investigations into the alkaline methanol fuel cell system were made in the 1960s and 1970s. This chapter provides a brief summary of this research and tries to explain why interest in these systems has declined.
- alkaline methanol/air fuel cell;
- low-temperature performance;
- high theoretical capacity