A direct methanol-hydrogen peroxide fuel cell with a Prussian Blue cathode

X. H. Yan, T. S. Zhao, Liang An, G. Zhao, L. Shi

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In this work, a direct methanol-hydrogen peroxide fuel cell is developed and tested. Theoretically, it is shown that the use of hydrogen peroxide in a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) not only increases the cell's voltage from 1.21 V to 1.76 V, but also reduces the activation loss of the reduction reaction as a result of two-electron transfer. Experimentally, it is demonstrated that the fuel cell with the use of an inexpensive carbon nanotube supported Prussian Blue catalyst, exhibits a peak power density of 125 mW cm-2at 60 °C, which is comparable to that of conventional DMFCs with platinum-based catalysts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5135-5140
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Direct methanol fuel cell
  • Fuel cell
  • Non-precious metal catalyst
  • Prussian Blue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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