This low-cost electrode is engineered for anion exchange membrane fuel cells. It can also be used for alkaline fuel cells or batteries with liquid electrolyte (flow-through or static). This electrode is comprised of a carbon paper substrate and a carbon supported platinum electrocatalyst. The low electrocatalyst loading is designed for cost sensitive applications or electrochemical reactions requiring low platinum quantities. Use of Fumion dispersion within the electrocatalyst layer greatly improves the hydroxyl ion conductivity for the anode and cathode electrochemical reactions and hence superb reaction kinetics. The first of its kind in the fuel cell and battery.
The Gas Diffusion Layer (GDL) used is a PTFE treated carbon paper with MPL that is designed for high performance fuel cell applications, which is 200 microns thick. PTFE treatment on the base fabric and MPL layer makes this substrate ideally suited for anion exchange membrane fuel cells, alkaline fuel cells, or battery applications using liquid electrolytes and gaseous reactants.
|Thickness (um)||.200 mm (200 microns)|
|Fiber Type||Carbon Fiber Paper (Base material is AvCarb EP40)|
|Break Strength Cross Machine Direction||5.0 MPa|
|Nominal Base Weight||60 g/m²|
|Stiffness Machine Direction||12.0 Taber|
|Compressibility ((22N - 113N)/22 x 100%)||10.0%|
|Micro Porous Layer (MPL)||Yes, on one side|
|Type||Platinum on Vulcan (Carbon) 10%|