Research activities

Advanced electrode materials in alkaline direct ethanol fuel cells

The doctoral thesis focuses on the preparation of graphene based membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) for the use in alkaline direct ethanol fuel cells. Synthesized graphene-based anode and cathode catalysts are used for the optimization of the electrode development. The electrodes are characterized in half cell configuration and the catalyst performances in the electrodes are compared to the ex-situ performances, including analyses of morphology, structure, EASA, elemental composition and particle size distribution.

MEAs are produced and finally tested in single cell configuration. The influencing parameters of manufacturing and material on lifetime, performance, reaction products and reaction mechanisms are determined and optimized.


Michaela Roschger
Dipl.-Ing. BSc

Institut für Chemische Verfahrenstechnik und Umwelttechnik
Inffeldgasse 25/C
8010 Graz

Phone
+43 316 873 - 8788
Research field
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  • Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell

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