Biobutanol as Fuel for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells-Investigation of Sn-Modified Pt Catalyst for Butanol Electro-oxidation.

@article{Puthiyapura2016BiobutanolAF,
  title={Biobutanol as Fuel for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells-Investigation of Sn-Modified Pt Catalyst for Butanol Electro-oxidation.},
  author={Vinod Kumar Puthiyapura and Daniel J. L. Brett and Andrea E. Russell and Wen-Feng Lin and Christopher Hardacre},
  journal={ACS applied materials & interfaces},
  year={2016},
  volume={8 20},
  pages={
          12859-70
        }
}
Direct alcohol fuel cells (DAFCs) mostly use low molecular weight alcohols such as methanol and ethanol as fuels. However, short-chain alcohol molecules have a relative high membrane crossover rate in DAFCs and a low energy density. Long chain alcohols such as butanol have a higher energy density, as well as a lower membrane crossover rate compared to methanol and ethanol. Although a significant number of studies have been dedicated to low molecular weight alcohols in DAFCs, very few studies… CONTINUE READING