Nanomaterials for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells

Nanomaterials for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells

Characterization, Design, and Electrocatalysis

1st Edition - August 23, 2021

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  • Editor: Fatih Şen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128217146
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128217139

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Nanomaterials for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells explains nanomaterials and nanocomposites as well as the characterization, manufacturing, and design of alcohol fuel cell applications. The advantages of direct alcohol fuel cells (DAFCs) are significant for reliable and long-lasting portable power sources used in devices such as mobile phones and computers. Even though substantial improvements have been made in DAFC systems over the last decade, more effort is needed to commercialize DAFCs by producing durable, low-cost, and smaller-sized devices. Nanomaterials have an important role to play in achieving this aim. The use of nanotechnology in DAFCs is vital due to their role in the synthesis of nanocatalysts within the manufacturing process. Lately, nanocatalysts containing carbon such as graphene, carbon nanotubes, and carbon nanocoils have also attracted much attention. When compared to traditional materials, carbon-based materials have unique advantages, such as high corrosion resistance, better electrical conductivity, and less catalyst poisoning. This book also covers different aspects of nanocomposites fabrication, including their preparation, design, and characterization techniques for their fuel cell applications. This book is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers, energy scientists, and electrochemists who are seeking to improve their understanding of how nanomaterials are being used to enhance the efficiency and lower the cost of DAFCs.

Key Features

  • Shows how nanomaterials are being used for the design and manufacture of DAFCs
  • Explores how nanotechnology is being used to enhance the synthesis and catalysis processes to create the next generation of fuel cells
  • Assesses the major challenges of producing nanomaterial-based DAFCs on an industrial scale

Readership

Materials scientists, engineers, energy scientists, and electrochemists.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Fundamentals of electrochemistry
    2. Nanomaterials and their classification
    3. The electrochemical mechanism and transport phenomenon of liquid fuel cells
    4. The material development and characterization of direct alcohol fuel cells
    5. Fundamentals of alcohol fuel cells
    6. The electrocatalysts with pH of the electrolyte for the complete pathways of the oxidation reactions
    7. Pt-based catalysts for alcohol oxidation
    8. Monometallic nanomaterials for direct alcohol fuel cells
    9. Bimetallic nanomaterials for direct alcohol fuel cells
    10. Ternary/quaternary nanomaterials for direct alcohol fuel cells
    11. Catalysts for high-temperature fuel cells operated by alcohol fuels
    12. Porous materials for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells
    13. Novel materials structures and compositions for alcohol oxidation reaction
    14. Synthesis and characterization of nanocomposite membranes for high-temperature polymer electrolyte membranes (PEM) methanol fuel cells
    15. Fabrication and properties of polymer electrolyte membranes (PEM) for direct methanol fuel cell application
    16. Carbonaceous nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, and nanofibers) for alcohol fuel cells
    17. Carbon-based nanomaterials for alcohol fuel cells
    18. Dendrimer-based nanocomposites for alcohol fuel cells
    19. Metal organic framework-based nanocomposites for alcohol fuel cells
    20. Carbon-polymer hybrid-supported nanomaterials for alcohol fuel cells
    21. Polymer-based nanocatalysts for alcohol fuel cells
    22. Different synthesis methods of nanomaterials for direct alcohol fuel cells
    23. The synthesis and characterization of size-controlled bimetallic nanoparticles
    24. The synthesis and characterization of size-controlled monometallic nanoparticles
    25. Topics on the fundamentals of the alcohol oxidation reactions in acid and alkaline electrolytes
    26. Direct alcohol-fed solid oxide fuel cells
    27. Commercial aspects of direct alcohol fuel cells

Product details

  • No. of pages: 552
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: August 23, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128217146
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128217139

About the Editor

Fatih Şen

Fatih Şen is a Full Professor and Head of the Şen Research Group, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science and Art, Dumlupinar University, Turkey. Dr Şen’s research focuses on energy and sensor applications of nanomaterials. This is his second book for Elsevier, following 'Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Storage Applications', which was published in 2020.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor and Head of the Şen Research Group, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science and Art, Dumlupinar University, Kütahya, Turkey

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