Advanced mathematical model for the passive direct borohydride/peroxide fuel cell

Sanli A. E. , Aksu M. L. , Uysal B. Z.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, cilt.36, sa.14, ss.8542-8549, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 14
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2011.03.141
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.8542-8549


In the literature a mathematical model has been developed for the direct borohydride fuel cells by Verma et al. [1]. This model simply simulates the fuel cell system via kinetic mechanisms of the borohydride and oxygen. Their mathematical expression contains the activation losses caused by the oxidation of the borohydride and the concentration overpotential increased by the reduction of oxygen. In this study a direct borohydride/peroxide fuel cell has been constructed using hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as oxidant instead of the oxygen. Therefore we created an advanced model for peroxide fuel cells, including the activation overpotential of the peroxide. The goal of our model is to provide the information about the peroxide reduction effect on the cell performance. Our comprehensive mathematical model has been developed by taking Verma's model into account. K-H2O2 used in the advanced model was calculated as 6.72 x 10(-4) mol cm(-2) s(-1) by the cyclic voltammogram of Pt electrode in the acidic peroxide solution. Copyright (C) 2011, Hydrogen Energy Publications, LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.