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Special Issue "Methanol Fuel Cells 2019 "

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2019) | Viewed by 216

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Gonzalo García
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Departamento de Química, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), Instituto de Materiales y Nanotecnología (IMN), 38200 La Laguna, Spain
Interests: physical chemistry; electrochemistry; catalysis; surface science; in situ spectroscopy
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Prof. Dr. Elena Pastor
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Instituto de Materiales y Nanotecnología, Facultad de Química, Universidad de La Laguna, E-38071 La Laguna, Spain
Interests: electrocatalysis and carbon supported catalysts for applications in electrochemical devices
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC) are considered a very promising technology able to provide energy with high efficiency and a low environmental impact. Nowadays, DMFC systems have been commercialized for small scale battery charging and portable power source applications.

However, before this technology can reach large-scale diffusion, the high cost, performance and durability of key components, such as electrodes, ion exchange membranes, membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs), gaskets and bipolar plates must be solved. Other requirements include high electrical conductivity, appropriate physical and electrical contact with the ionomer, suitable reactant/product gas access/exit, and high stability in the highly corrosive working medium (high or low pH).

Therefore, the development of cost-effective DMFC components, satisfying the target requirements of high performance and durability, represents an important challenge.

In this Special Issue of Energies on methanol fuel cells, articles addressing development components, systems, cost analysis, crossover, reaction mechanisms, performance and durability of DMFCs are requested. Fundamental and technical studies dealing with recent results and advances in the field of DMFCs, featured papers, and review articles providing an analysis of the state-of-the-art and future perspectives for this technology are warmly invited.

Prof. Dr. Gonzalo García
Prof. Dr. Elena Pastor
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • DMFC
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Catalysts
  • Methanol Oxidation
  • ORR
  • CO
  • Catalyst Support
  • Stability
  • Degradation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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