Analyses on a declining performance of PEMFC with fuel containing impurities (2nd report, characteristic evaluation of methanol reforming type fuel cells)

Kazuyuki Narusawa, Morimasa Hayashida, Daisuke Kurashima, Kenji Murooka, Katsuhiko Wakabayashi, Yushi Kamiya

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This paper covers our investigation into a decline in performance resulting from use of fuel containing impurities in methanol reforming type FCs. The investigations conducted and their results are as follows: 1) Various experiments and analyses were conducted to determine the adverse effects of CO, HCHO, HCOOH, and CH4 on the performance of the FC; 2) In the case of HCHO and HCOOH poisoning, performance became worse when Ru was added to the FC catalytic-electrode; 3) The quantities of the partial pressure decline phenomenon of hydrogen gas caused by mixing CO2 and N2 gases appeared to be the same; 4) The progress of poisoning with the reforming gas was complex; however, explanation became possible by taking CO poisoning and the influence of the partial pressure decline phenomenon of hydrogen gas into consideration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2553-2559
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number687
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov



  • Catalyst
  • Electric vehicle
  • Fuel cell
  • Methanol
  • Reformer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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