NON-NOBLE METAL CATALYSTS FOR METAL-AIR OF FUEL CELL CATHODES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$494,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
7008
Agency Tracking Number:
7008
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
14 Spring St, Waltham, MA, 02254
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr S Sarangapani
(617) 899-7270
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
PLATINUM WHEN USED AS AN ELECTROCATALYST FOR OXYGEN REDUCTION IN METAL-AIR BATTERIES AND FUEL CELLS SUFFERS FROM THE DISADVANTAGES OF HIGH COST, SUSCEPTIBILITY TO POISONING, AND SINTERING. PYROLYZED MACROCYCLICS CONTINUE TO ATTRACT INCREASING ATTENTION AS ALTERNATE CATALYSTS, ALTHOUGH STABILITY PROBLEMS HAVE NOT YET BEEN FULLY ADDRESSED. THE OPERATING MECHANISM OF THESE CARBON-NITROGEN-IRON (C-N-FE) COMPLEXES TOWARDS OXYGEN REDUCTION IS FAR FROM UNDERSTOOD AND PROMISES TO BE AN INTERESTING AREA OF RESEARCH. IT IS PLANNED TO STUDY NOVEL APPROACHES TO OBTAIN N-FE ACTIVATED CARBON, WHICH WILL HELP IN UNDERSTANDING THE COMMON MECHANISM OF C-N-FE ACTIVATED ELECTROCATALYSTS AND IN SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF ELECTROCATALYST LIFE.

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