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Economic advantages of SAFCs

SAFCs offer significant economic advantages over current state-of-the-art polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEMFCs), and have the potential of competing with internal combustion engines (ICEs) on a cost-basis. Presented in the following table is a comparison…

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Technological advantages of SAFCs

For automotive purposes especially, a fuel cell must be able to operate under intermediate temperature conditions (150-300° C); and this for two main reasons: First, powering a vehicle (even with a fuel cell) generates so…


Solid Acids

What are solid acids?

Solid acids are chemical intermediates between normal salts and normal acids. If we take a normal acid such as sulfuric acid and react it with a normal salt such as cesium sulfate, we end up…


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Types of fuel cells

There are five main types of commercially developed fuel cells, which are distinguishable essentially by the type of electrolyte used in each. Different electrolytes transport ions with varying efficiencies as a function of temperature, so…


Fuel cell

What is a fuel cell?

A fuel cell is an energy conversion device that converts chemical energy into electrical energy. For example, it can convert a hydrocarbon fuel like methanol into electricity, which in turn, can power a light bulb,…