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Title: Method of improving fuel cell performance by removing at least one metal oxide contaminant from a fuel cell electrode

Abstract

A method of removing contaminants from a fuel cell catalyst electrode. The method includes providing a getter electrode and a fuel cell catalyst electrode having at least one contaminant to a bath and applying a voltage sufficient to drive the contaminant from the fuel cell catalyst electrode to the getter electrode. Methods of removing contaminants from a membrane electrode assembly of a fuel cell and of improving performance of a fuel cell are also provided.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
968329
Patent Number(s):
7,575,824
Application Number:
11/493,259
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06 NA25396; W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Kim, Yu Seung, Choi, Jong-Ho, and Zelenay, Piotr. Method of improving fuel cell performance by removing at least one metal oxide contaminant from a fuel cell electrode. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Kim, Yu Seung, Choi, Jong-Ho, & Zelenay, Piotr. Method of improving fuel cell performance by removing at least one metal oxide contaminant from a fuel cell electrode. United States.
Kim, Yu Seung, Choi, Jong-Ho, and Zelenay, Piotr. Tue . "Method of improving fuel cell performance by removing at least one metal oxide contaminant from a fuel cell electrode". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/968329.
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author = {Kim, Yu Seung and Choi, Jong-Ho and Zelenay, Piotr},
abstractNote = {A method of removing contaminants from a fuel cell catalyst electrode. The method includes providing a getter electrode and a fuel cell catalyst electrode having at least one contaminant to a bath and applying a voltage sufficient to drive the contaminant from the fuel cell catalyst electrode to the getter electrode. Methods of removing contaminants from a membrane electrode assembly of a fuel cell and of improving performance of a fuel cell are also provided.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {8}
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