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Matrenin V. I., Ovchinnikov A. T., Pospelov B. S. How gas impurities influence the alkaline fuel cell performance. Electrochemical Energetics, 2015, vol. 15, iss. 2, pp. 79-83. DOI: 10.18500/1608-4039-2015-15-2-79-83, EDN: VVIZKT

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How gas impurities influence the alkaline fuel cell performance

Matrenin Vladimir Ivanovich, JSC Plant of Electrochemical Converters
Ovchinnikov Anatolii Tikhonovich, JSC Plant of Electrochemical Converters
Pospelov Boris Sergeevich, JSC Plant of Electrochemical Converters

The work reviews the influence of gas impurities in fuel and oxidizing chemical on the alkaline oxyhydrogen fuel cell functioning. It shows that methane impurities act differently on anode and cathode, while other gases (except noble gases), including carbon monoxide, which is a poison for fuel cell with acid solution, influence the operation of alkaline fuel cell through the reaction with potassium hydroxide (KOH). Substitution electrolyte for fresh recovers fuel cell performance.


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