Enhanced power density PEM fuel cells via activated reactants

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,729.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-10-C-0120
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-011-0044
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10A-T011
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Small Business Information
EntroPlus Technology Solutions & Service
11108 Chennault Beach Road #2421, Mukilteo, WA, 98275
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
830444233
Principal Investigator:
Jesudos Kingsley
Founder and Chief Scientist
(425) 533-7657
jj@entroplus.com
Business Contact:
Jesudos Kingsley
Founder and Chief Scientist
(425) 533-7657
jj@entroplus.com
Research Institution:
Arizona State University
Avery Wright
Office for Research and Spons.
Projects Admin. Box 873503
Tempe, AZ, 85287
(480) 727-7983
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The overpotentials and inefficient electrochemical reactions are largely responsible for the lowered power density in polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) based H2/O2 fuel cells. Despite the use of large amounts of expensive precious metals (e.g. Platinum, Pt) the overall efficiency of PEM fuel cells are still about 50% only. The proposed project seeks to build on Entroplus's preliminary results of enhancement in the power density of PEM fuel cells via the use of activated reactants for practical applications. This approach also has the potential to enable the use of non-precious metals or lower amounts of precious metals for lowering the cost of PEM fuel cells. The Phase-I of this project aims to evaluate and demonstrate the technological feasibility for developing the PEM fuel cell and its components for sustained and improved performance using activated reactants.

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