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Title: Air breathing direct methanol fuel cell

Abstract

An air breathing direct methanol fuel cell is provided with a membrane electrode assembly, a conductive anode assembly that is permeable to air and directly open to atmospheric air, and a conductive cathode assembly that is permeable to methanol and directly contacting a liquid methanol source. Water loss from the cell is minimized by making the conductive cathode assembly hydrophobic and the conductive anode assembly hydrophilic.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
874776
Patent Number(s):
6458479
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
air; breathing; direct; methanol; fuel; cell; provided; membrane; electrode; assembly; conductive; anode; permeable; directly; atmospheric; cathode; contacting; liquid; source; water; loss; minimized; hydrophobic; hydrophilic; fuel cell; cathode assembly; atmospheric air; membrane electrode; anode assembly; /429/

Citation Formats

Ren, Xiaoming, and Gottesfeld, Shimshon. Air breathing direct methanol fuel cell. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Ren, Xiaoming, & Gottesfeld, Shimshon. Air breathing direct methanol fuel cell. United States.
Ren, Xiaoming, and Gottesfeld, Shimshon. Tue . "Air breathing direct methanol fuel cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874776.
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abstractNote = {An air breathing direct methanol fuel cell is provided with a membrane electrode assembly, a conductive anode assembly that is permeable to air and directly open to atmospheric air, and a conductive cathode assembly that is permeable to methanol and directly contacting a liquid methanol source. Water loss from the cell is minimized by making the conductive cathode assembly hydrophobic and the conductive anode assembly hydrophilic.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
}

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