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By Gregor Hoogers

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Shell used platinum–ruthenium for the anode and platinum for the cathode (Andrew and Glazebrook, 1966). (This could be done on two sheets of plastic or on both sides of one sheet of plastic. 85 W at 1 A, an indication of the durability of the materials. It used sulfuric acid electrolyte (6 N) with 1 M methanol mixed and circulated with electrolyte. A fuel cell stack with 40 cells was constructed and produced 300 W at 12 V and 60°C. In both fuel cell stacks, the circulating electrolyte–methanol mixture emitted an ester-like odor, which upon analysis was found to contain formaldehyde and formic acid, intermediates that were expected, and also traces of acetic, propionic, butyric, and isobutyric acids, which had a source that had yet to be identified.

As a fuel cell, with hydrogen at the anode, the cell performed as expected with the cathode half-cell reaction being O2 + 4e– 2O= and not a peroxide reaction. 7 V is a current density of 10 mA/cm2 at 810°C and 76 mA/cm2 at 1094°C with pure O2 and H2 (with 3 mol% H2O) at pressures slightly above ambient (730 mm H2O gauge). Other tests were done to determine the resistance characteristics with 3% and 46 mol% water in hydrogen, showing that the increased water content had no effect on the resistance.

The polarization of the Pd electrode in acid could be reduced by alloys, and the addition of Ru (50 wt%) caused a drop in polarization from 800 (Pd) to 459 mV (PdRu alloy) at 25°C and from 570 to 290 mV at 80°C. Platinum alloyed with ruthenium gave the best performance of all alloys in H2SO4, having a polarization of 230 mV at 50 mA/ cm2 and 80°C. In a test of durability for 600 hours, the PtRu in acid supplied 2000 mA/cm2 with a constant polarization of about 420 mV. ) Binder et al. hypothesized that the high activity of the alloy was attributable to the magnetic susceptibility that allowed the optimum sorption of all reactants, noting, though, that magnetic susceptibility data were unavailable on the catalysts.

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