Transport phenomena in alkaline direct ethanol fuel cells for sustainable energy production

Liang An, T. S. Zhao

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As a result, the alkaline DEFC technology has undergone a rapid progress over the last decade. This article provides a comprehensive review of transport phenomena of various species in this fuel cell system. The past investigations into how the design and structural parameters of membrane electrode assemblies and the operating parameters affect the fuel cell performance are discussed. In addition, future perspectives and challenges with regard to transport phenomena in this fuel cell system are also highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-211
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2017


  • Alkaline direct ethanol fuel cells
  • Cell performance
  • Fuel cells
  • Membrane electrode assembly
  • Transport phenomena

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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