Advances in Electrocatalyst for Ethanol Electro-Oxidation


Advances in Electrocatalyst for Ethanol Electro-Oxidation

R. Chauhan, V.C. Srivastava

Ethanol is used in a fuel cell as a source of fuel due to its low-cost and low-toxicity towards the environment. Direct ethanol fuel cells (DEFC) are of two types, i.e., acid and alkaline type, in which the alkaline type DEFC shows better performance. Different types of catalysts like metal (noble or non-noble) and non-metal (carbon) based are being used as a catalyst for ethanol oxidation. Ethanol electro-oxidation has complex reaction mechanism having different types of intermediates and final products. This chapter aims to present the advances in the analysis of electrocatalytic activity, reaction mechanism and synthesis of the electrocatalyst for electro-oxidation of ethanol.

Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell, Advanced Electro-Oxidation, Nanocatalyst, Reaction Mechanism, Pathways

Published online 5/5/2019, 28 pages

Citation: R. Chauhan, V.C. Srivastava, Advances in Electrocatalyst for Ethanol Electro-Oxidation, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 49, pp 293-320, 2019


Part of the book on Nanomaterials for Alcohol Fuel Cells

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