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New Findings from Chinese Academy of Science in the Area of Poisoning Reported (Mesostructured Platinum-Free Anode and Carbon-Free Cathode Catalysts...

July 4, 2014



New Findings from Chinese Academy of Science in the Area of Poisoning Reported (Mesostructured Platinum-Free Anode and Carbon-Free Cathode Catalysts for Durable Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Research findings on Poisoning are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Shanghai, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "As one of the most important clean energy sources, proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) have been a topic of extensive research focus for decades. Unfortunately, several critical technique obstacles, such as the high cost of platinum electrode catalysts, performance degradation due to the CO poisoning of the platinum anode, and carbon corrosion by oxygen in the cathode, have greatly impeded its commercial development."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Chinese Academy of Science, "A prototype of a single PEMFC catalyzed by a mesostructured platinum-free WO3/C anode and a mesostructured carbon-free Pt/WC cathode catalysts is reported herein. The prototype cell exhibited 93% power output of a standard PEMFC using commercial Pt/C catalysts at 50 and 70 degrees C, and more importantly, CO poisoning-free and carbon corrosion-resistant characters of the anode and cathode, respectively. Consequently, the prototype cell demonstrated considerably enhanced cell operation durability."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The mesostructured electrode catalysts are therefore highly promising in the future development and application of PEMFCs."

For more information on this research see: Mesostructured Platinum-Free Anode and Carbon-Free Cathode Catalysts for Durable Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. Chemsuschem, 2014;7(1):135-145. Chemsuschem can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Chemsuschem - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1864-564X)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting X.Z. Cui, Chinese Academy Sci, Shanghai Inst Ceram, State Key Lab High Performance Ceram & Superfine, Shanghai 200050, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include J.L. Shi, Y.X. Wang, Y. Chen, L.X. Zhang and Z.L. Hua (see also Poisoning).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Shanghai, Poisoning, People's Republic of China

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