Ching-Chieh Huang, Ying-Ling Liu, Wen-Han Pan, Chia-Ming Chang, Chao-Ming Shih, Heng-Yi Chu, Chun-Hui Chien, Cheng-Hsin Juan and Shingjiang Jessie Lue Direct borohydride fuel cell performance using hydroxide-conducting polymeric nanocomposite electrolytes Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 51
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are functionalized with poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and a small amount (0.05 wt %) of functionalized CNT is blended with PVA solution to form PVA/CNT composite. The alkaline-doped PVA and PVA/CNT are tested in fuel cells fed with NaBH4/NaOH or KBH4/KOH solution. The resulting peak power density in an alkaline KBH4 fuel cell loaded with PVA/CNT/KOH electrolyte is much higher than those achieved with Nafion and other electrolytes reported in the literature.
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