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Title: Fuel Cell Research at the University of Delaware

Abstract

The grant initiated nine basic and applied research projects to improve fundamental understanding and performance of the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, to explore innovative methods for hydrogen production and storage, and to address the critical issues and barriers to commercialization. The focus was on catalysis, hydrogen production and storage, membrane durability and flow modeling and characterization of Gas Diffusion Media. Three different types of equipment were purchase with this grant to provide testing and characterization infrastructure for fuel cell research and to provide undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to study fuel cell membrane design and operation. They are (i) Arbin Hydrogen cell testing station, (ii) MTS Alliance RT/5 material testing system with an ESPEC custom-designed environmental chamber for membrane Durability Testing and (iii) Chemisorption for surface area measurements of electrocatalysts. The research team included ten faculty members who addressed various issues that pertain to Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Production and Storage, Fuel Cell transport mechanisms. Nine research tasks were conducted to address the critical issues and various barriers to commercialization of Fuel Cells. These research tasks are subdivided in the general areas of (i) Alternative electrocatalysis (ii) Fuel Processing and Hydrogen Storage and (iii) Modeling and Characterizationmore » of Membranes as applied to Fuel Cells research.. The summary of accomplishments and approaches for each of the tasks is presented below« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of Delaware
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
875409
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/63820
TRN: US201006%%615
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-04ER63820
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; CATALYSIS; CHEMISORPTION; COMMERCIALIZATION; DESIGN; DIFFUSION; ELECTROCATALYSTS; FUEL CELLS; HYDROGEN; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; HYDROGEN STORAGE; MEMBRANES; PROTONS; STORAGE; SURFACE AREA; TESTING; TRANSPORT

Citation Formats

Chen, Jingguang G, and Advani, Suresh G. Fuel Cell Research at the University of Delaware. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/875409.
Chen, Jingguang G, & Advani, Suresh G. Fuel Cell Research at the University of Delaware. United States. doi:10.2172/875409.
Chen, Jingguang G, and Advani, Suresh G. Fri . "Fuel Cell Research at the University of Delaware". United States. doi:10.2172/875409. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875409.
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abstractNote = {The grant initiated nine basic and applied research projects to improve fundamental understanding and performance of the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, to explore innovative methods for hydrogen production and storage, and to address the critical issues and barriers to commercialization. The focus was on catalysis, hydrogen production and storage, membrane durability and flow modeling and characterization of Gas Diffusion Media. Three different types of equipment were purchase with this grant to provide testing and characterization infrastructure for fuel cell research and to provide undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to study fuel cell membrane design and operation. They are (i) Arbin Hydrogen cell testing station, (ii) MTS Alliance RT/5 material testing system with an ESPEC custom-designed environmental chamber for membrane Durability Testing and (iii) Chemisorption for surface area measurements of electrocatalysts. The research team included ten faculty members who addressed various issues that pertain to Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Production and Storage, Fuel Cell transport mechanisms. Nine research tasks were conducted to address the critical issues and various barriers to commercialization of Fuel Cells. These research tasks are subdivided in the general areas of (i) Alternative electrocatalysis (ii) Fuel Processing and Hydrogen Storage and (iii) Modeling and Characterization of Membranes as applied to Fuel Cells research.. The summary of accomplishments and approaches for each of the tasks is presented below},
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year = {Fri Jan 27 00:00:00 EST 2006},
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