A conventional AEMFC that can operate at temperature over 100oC. The cell structure and conditions are such that even though the temperature is high at least some of the water in it remain liquid by balancing dew point, pressures, adding water absorbing materials etc.
- Increased efficiency
- Major cost reduction by elimination of platinum catalyst
- Increased membrane conductivity and increased electrochemical reaction kinetics resulting in reduced overpotentials/losses in the fuel cell
- Reduction of the sensitivity of metal electrocatalyst to fuel impurities
- Better heat management
Applications and Opportunities
- Anion exchange membrane fuel cells