Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Methanol Fuel Cells: Technology and Applications


Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Methanol Fuel Cells: Technology and Applications

P. Thomas, N.P. Rumjit, C.W. Lai, M.R.B. Johan

This chapter discusses the recent development of polymer electrolyte membrane methanol fuel cells and its applications, including the fuel cell’s components, models and comparison studies concerning the direct methanol fuel cell. Indeed, polymer electrolyte membrane methanol fuel cells undergo electrochemical reaction for the conversion of chemical energy into useful electrical energy, suiting its applications role as mobile and stationary energy sources due to its outstanding power density, energy production, and fewer emissions. Thus, polymer electrolyte membrane methanol fuel cells open up new dimensions in the energy storage industry lately.

Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Methanol Fuel Cells, Electrochemical Reaction, Chemical Energy, Electrical Energy, Energy Storage

Published online 5/5/2019, 38 pages

Citation: P. Thomas, N.P. Rumjit, C.W. Lai, M.R.B. Johan, Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Methanol Fuel Cells: Technology and Applications, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 49, pp 193-230, 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644900192-7

Part of the book on Nanomaterials for Alcohol Fuel Cells

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