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A Self-Supported Direct Borohydride-Hydrogen Peroxide Fuel Cell System
Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi-630 006, India
Centre for Environmental Studies, Anna University Chennai, Chennai-600 025, India
Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560 012, India
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Received: 20 March 2009; in revised form: 2 April 2009 / Accepted: 8 April 2009 / Published: 14 April 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fuel Cells
Abstract: A self-supported direct borohydride-hydrogen peroxide fuel cell system with internal manifolds and an auxiliary control unit is reported. The system, while operating under ambient conditions, delivers a peak power of 40 W with about 2 W to run the auxiliary control unit. A critical cause and effect analysis, on the data for single cells and stack, suggests the optimum concentrations of fuel and oxidant to be 8 wt. % NaBH4 and 2 M H2O2, respectively in extending the operating time of the system. Such a fuel cell system is ideally suited for submersible and aerospace applications where anaerobic conditions prevail.
Keywords: Self-supported Direct Borohydride Fuel Cell; Submersible; Aerospace; Internal manifold
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Khadke, P.S.; Sethuraman, P.; Kandasamy, P.; Parthasarathi, S.; Shukla, A.K. A Self-Supported Direct Borohydride-Hydrogen Peroxide Fuel Cell System. Energies 2009, 2, 190-201.
Khadke PS, Sethuraman P, Kandasamy P, Parthasarathi S, Shukla AK. A Self-Supported Direct Borohydride-Hydrogen Peroxide Fuel Cell System. Energies. 2009; 2(2):190-201.
Khadke, Prashant S.; Sethuraman, Pitchumani; Kandasamy, Palanivelu; Parthasarathi, Sridhar; Shukla, Ashok K. 2009. "A Self-Supported Direct Borohydride-Hydrogen Peroxide Fuel Cell System." Energies 2, no. 2: 190-201.