Electrocatalysis in Fuel Cells, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1447149114
  • ISBN-13: 9781447149118
  • DDC: 621.312429
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 745 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Fuel cells are one of the most promising clean energy conversion devices that can solve the environmental and energy problems in our society. However, the high platinum loading of fuel cells - and thus their high cost - prevents their commercialization.  Non- or low- platinum electrocatalysts are needed to lower the fuel cell cost. Electrocatalysis in Fuel Cells: A Non and Low Platinum Approach is a comprehensive book summarizing recent advances of electrocatalysis in oxygen reduction and alcohol oxidation, with a particular focus on non- and low-Pt electrocatalysts.  All twenty four chapters were written by worldwide experts in their fields. The fundamentals and applications of novel electrocatalysts are discussed thoroughly in the book. The book is geared toward researchers in the field, postgraduate students and lecturers, and scientists and engineers at fuel cell and automotive companies.  It can even be a reference book for those who are interested in this area.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Low-Platinum-Content Electrocatalysts for Methanol and Ethanol Electrooxidation.
2: Metal-Modified Carbide Anode Electrocatalysts.
3: Electrocatalysis of Formic Acid Oxidation.
4: Recent Advances in Electrocatalysis of Formic Acid Oxidation.
5: Anode Catalysts for Alkaline Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells and Characteristics of the Catalyst Layer.
6: Palladium-Based Nanocatalysts for Alcohol Electrooxidation in Alkaline Media.
7: Fundamental Studies on the Electrocatalytic Properties of Metal Macrocyclics and Other Complexes for the Electroreduction of O2.
8: Heat-Treated Non-Precious-Metal-Based Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction.
9: Recent Development of Non-Precious Metal Catalysts.
10: The Controversial Role of the Metal in Fe- or Co-Based Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Acid Medium.
11: Theoretical Study of Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalysts: From Pt to Non-Precious Metal Catalysts.
12: Metal-Free Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction.
13: Metal Oxide-Based Compounds as Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction.
14: Transition Metal Chalcogenides for Oxygen Reduction.
15: Non-Pt Cathode Electrocatalysts for Anion-Exchange-Membrane Fuel Cells.
16: Au Electrocatalysis for Oxygen Reduction.
17: Palladium-Based Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction.
18: Dealloyed Pt-Based Core–Shell Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction.
19: Core–Shell Catalysts in PEMFC Cathode Environments.
20: Understanding Activity and Durability of Core/Shell Nanocatalysts for Fuel Cells.
21: Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction: First-Principles Computational Insights.
22: Efficient Oxygen Evolution Reaction Catalysts for Cell Reversal and Start/Stop Tolerance.
23: Metal Carbides in Fuel Cell Cathode.
24: Promises and Challenges of Unconventional Electrocatalyst Supports.