Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology

1st Edition - February 25, 2020
  • Author: Kingshuk Dutta
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128191590
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128191583

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Description

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology presents the overall progress witnessed in the field of DMFC over the past decade, highlighting the components, materials, functions, properties and features, designs and configurations, operations, modelling, applications, pros and cons, social, political and market penetration, economics and future directions. The book discusses every single aspect of DMFC device technology, the associated advantages and drawbacks of state-of-the-art materials and design, market opportunities and commercialization aspects, and possible future directions of research and development. This book, containing critical analyses and opinions from experts around the world, will garner considerable interest among actual users/scientists/experts.

Key Features

  • Analyzes developments of membrane electrolytes, electrodes, catalysts, catalyst supports, bipolar plates, gas diffusion layers and flow channels as critical components of direct methanol fuel cells
  • Includes modeling of direct methanol fuel cells to understand their scaling up potentials
  • Discusses commercial aspects of direct methanol fuel cells in terms of market penetration, end application, cost, viability, reliability, social and commercial perception, drawbacks and prospects

Readership

Industrial and academic sectors: alternative energy, fuel cells, direct methanol fuel cells, membranes, electrodes, catalysts, and bipolar plates. Students, scientists and experts belonging to both industries and academia. Several aspects of this book can also be used for courses in Environment and Energy Technologies and Alternative Energy Technologies for engineering and technology programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

    Kingshuk Dutta

    2. Nafion-based Cation Exchange Membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

    Isabella Nicotera

    3. Non-Nafion-based Cation Exchange Membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

    Alagumalai Nagendran

    4. Anion Exchange Membranes for Direct Methanol Alkaline Fuel Cells

    Feifan Wang

    5. Advanced Carbon Nanocomposite Mambrane Electrolytes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Applications

    Santoshkumar D. Bhat

    6. Carbon-Based Electrodes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

    Sudipta Chatterjee

    7. Platinum-Based Anode Catalyst Systems for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

    B Viswanathan

    8. Non-Platiunum-Based Anode Catalyst Systems for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

    Mohamed Mokhtar Mohamed Abdalla

    9. Platinum-Based Cathode Catalyst Systems for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

    Federico A. Viva

    10. Non-Platinum-Based Cathode Catalyst Systems for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

    Vincenzo Baglio

    11. Gas Diffusion Layers for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

    Naveen Kumar Shrivastava

    12. Stack and Bipolar Plates Design for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

    Orazio Barbera

    13. Technology of Passive Micro Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

    Yufeng Zhang

    14. Mathematical Modeling Approaches in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

    Giosuè Giacoppo

    15. Elrectrochemistry, Kinetics and Transport Phenomena in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

    Bhunia Prasenjit

    16. Direct Methanol Fuel Cells in Portable Applications: Transition from Lab to Commercial Scale

    Raj V

Product details

  • No. of pages: 564
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: February 25, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128191590
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128191583

About the Author

Kingshuk Dutta

Dr. Kingshuk Dutta is currently employed as a Junior Scientist in the Advanced Research School for Technology and Product Simulation of the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, India. Prior to this appointment, he had worked as an Indo-U.S. Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cornell University, U.S.A. (2018) and as a National Postdoctoral Fellow at the Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur, India (2016-17), both funded by the Science and Engineering Research Board, Govt. of India. Earlier, as a Senior Research Fellow funded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India., he had carried out his doctoral study at the University of Calcutta, India (2013-16). He possesses degrees in both technology (B. Tech. and M. Tech.) and science (B. Sc.) all from University of Calcutta. He has also been a recipient of the prestigious Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and National Scholarships, both from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. His areas of research interest lie in the fields of fuel cells (including alcohol, bio/microbial and hydrogen fuel cells), water purification, polymer blends and composites, polymer recycling and polymer processing. Until date, he has contributed to 39 experimental and review papers in reputed international platforms, 12 book chapters and many national and international presentations. In addition, he has co-edited one book titled “Progress and Recent Trends in Microbial Fuel Cells” published by Elsevier. He has also served as a peer reviewer for over 60 journal articles, conference papers, book chapters and research project proposals. He is a life member and an elected fellow of the Indian Chemical Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

Junior Scientist , Advanced Research School for Technology and Product Simulation of the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, India

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  • Rupa Fri Sep 25 2020

    Book feedback

    Nicely compiled and very informative

  • Samant Tue Oct 08 2019

    Direct Methanol fuel Cell Technology

    Very Good book