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Development of Transition Metal Macrocyclic-Catalysts Supported on Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell

Abstract Low temperature fuel cells are very attractive energy conversion technology for automotive applications due to their qualities of being clean, quiet, efficient and good peak power densities. However, due to high cost and limited durability and reliability, commercialization of this technology has not been possible as yet. The high fuel cell cost is mostly due to the expensive noble catalyst Pt. Alkaline fuel cell (AFC) systems, have potential to make use of non-noble catalysts and thus, provides with a solution of overall lower cost. Therefore, this issue has been addressed in this thesis work. Hydrogen-oxygen fuel cells using an alkaline anion exchange membrane were prepared and evaluated. Various non-platinum catalyst materials were inves... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Shah, Quratulain Jawed (Author) / Madakannan, Arunachalanadar (Advisor) / Tamizhmani, Govindasamy (Committee member) / Macia, Narciso (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Alternative energy / Energy / Chemistry / Alkaline Membrane / Fuel Cells / Nitrogen doped Multi-Walled Carbon nanotubes / Non noble catalysts / Phthalocyannine / Transition Metals
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 82 pages
Language English
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Note M.S.Tech Technology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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