Contaminant-Induced Degradation

Authored by: Olga A. Baturina , Yannick Garsany , Benjamin D. Gould , Karen E. Swider-Lyons

PEM Fuel Cell Failure Mode Analysis

Print publication date:  August  2011
Online publication date:  August  2011

Print ISBN: 9781439839171
eBook ISBN: 9781439839188
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8.1 Introduction

8.2 Contamination Sources

Fuel ContaminantsAir ContaminantsSystem ContaminantsFuel Purity Standards

8.3 Contamination Impacts and Mechanisms in Low-Temperature PEM FCs

Air-Side ContaminationFuel-Side ContaminationMembrane Contamination

8.4 Contamination Impacts in High-Temperature PEM FCs

Carbon Monoxide at the AnodeH2S and H2S + CO at the AnodeH2S and SO2 at the Cathode

8.5 Contamination Impacts in Hydroxide Exchange Membrane FCs

8.6 Performance Recovery and Contaminant Mitigation

Platinum Catalyst Contamination and RecoveryRemoval of Cations from Proton Exchange Membranes

8.7 Summary



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