Chapter 1. Direct Methanol Fuel Cells: History, Status and Perspectives

  1. Dr. Hansan Liu and
  2. Dr. Jiujun Zhang
  1. Antonino Salvatore Aricò,
  2. Vincenzo Baglio and
  3. Vincenzo Antonucci

Published Online: 12 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527627707.ch1

Electrocatalysis of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells: From Fundamentals to Applications

Electrocatalysis of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells: From Fundamentals to Applications

How to Cite

Aricò, A. S., Baglio, V. and Antonucci, V. (2009) Direct Methanol Fuel Cells: History, Status and Perspectives, in Electrocatalysis of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells: From Fundamentals to Applications (eds H. Liu and J. Zhang), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527627707.ch1

Editor Information

  1. National Research Council Canada, Institute for Fuell Cell Innovation, 4250 Westbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5, Canada

Author Information

  1. CNR-ITAE Institute, Via Salita S. Lucia sopra Contesse 5, 98126 Messina, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323777

Online ISBN: 9783527627707

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Keywords:

  • fuel cells;
  • electrocatalysis;
  • direct methanol fuel cell;
  • DMFC;
  • methanol oxidation;
  • Pt-Ru alloys;
  • Pt catalysts;
  • polymer electrolyte membrane;
  • fuel cell stacks;
  • portable power sources

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Concept of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

  • Historical Aspects of Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Development and State-of-the-Art

  • Current Status of DMFC Technology for Different Fields of Application

  • Perspectives of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells and Techno-Economical Challenges

  • References