Deterioration in fuel cell performance resulting from hydrogen fuel containing impurities: Poisoning effects by CO, CH4, HCHO and HCOOH

Kazuyuki Narusawa, Morimasa Hayashida, Yushi Kamiya, Hitoshi Roppongi, Daisuke Kurashima, Katsuhiko Wakabayashi

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Abstract

This paper covers our investigation into a decline in fuel cell (FC) performance resulting from hydrogen fuel containing impurities. This is a serious problem in case of adopting the methanol or gasoline reforming approach as a means of supplying fuel to FCs. The results are summarized as follows: (1) Components of the gas generated by the reformer adopting the steam reforming and auto thermal reforming approach were predicted and specific components and concentrations were identified; (2) Various experiments and analyses were conducted to determine the adverse effect of CO, CH4, HCHO and HCOOH poisoning on the performance of FC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalJSAE review
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering

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