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Exploration of new catalyst materials for hydrogen/air fed proton exchange membrane fuel cells

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • This research project aims to develop new catalyst materials and supporting matrix materials for hydrogen/air fed proton exchange membrane fuel cells. The alloy catalysts will be theoretically designed based on density function theory, and this will then be followed by experimental synthesis and comprehensive characterisation. The newly developed alloy catalysts are expected to have low Pt content, but maintain high catalytic activity and therefore, significantly reduce the cost of fuel cell technology. We will also conduct numerical modelling on the fuel cell system to provide novel designs for fuel cell stack manufacturing.

Date/time Interval


  • 2007

Geographic Focus


Geographic Focus


Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0775109

Local Award Id


  • 9122

Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • This research project aims to develop new catalyst materials and supporting matrix materials for hydrogen/air fed proton exchange membrane fuel cells. The alloy catalysts will be theoretically designed based on density function theory, and this will then be followed by experimental synthesis and comprehensive characterisation. The newly developed alloy catalysts are expected to have low Pt content, but maintain high catalytic activity and therefore, significantly reduce the cost of fuel cell technology. We will also conduct numerical modelling on the fuel cell system to provide novel designs for fuel cell stack manufacturing.

Date/time Interval


  • 2007

Geographic Focus


Geographic Focus


Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0775109

Local Award Id


  • 9122