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author = {Kucernak, ARJ and kakati and Unnikrishnan, A and Rajalakshmi, N and Jafri, R and Dhathathreyan, K},
doi = {10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.01.077},
journal = {International Journal of Hydrogen Energy},
pages = {5598--5604},
title = {Recovery of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell exposed to sulfur dioxide},
url = {},
volume = {41},
year = {2016}

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AB - Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a common atmospheric contaminant which has a deleterious effect on fuel cells. The performance of a Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell (PEFC) utilising a Pt on nitrogen doped graphene support as the cathode catalyst was studied in the presence of air contaminated with known levels of SO2. The nitrogen doped graphene supported platinum was synthesized by a hydrothermal method. At levels of 25ppm SO2 in air there was within 15 minutes a 28 % reduction in the PEFC performance at 0.5 V. The performance degradation was more severe at higher SO2 concentrations. At 100 ppm SO2 in air the performance degraded by 91% at the same potential. The power loss of the fuel cell could not be recovered by externally polarising the PEFC at 1.6 V. Even after continuous potential cycling of the cell for 9 h only 80% of the initial performance could be recovered. However, a 15 minute treatment with 0.4% O3 in air showed almost a 100% performance recovery of the 100ppm SO2 contaminated fuel cell. The enhanced recovery of the fuel cell is related both to the chemical reaction of O3 with the adsorbed sulphur contaminant, and an increase of cathode potential during the electrochemical treatment.
AU - Kucernak,ARJ
AU - kakati
AU - Unnikrishnan,A
AU - Rajalakshmi,N
AU - Jafri,R
AU - Dhathathreyan,K
DO - 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.01.077
EP - 5604
PY - 2016///
SN - 1879-3487
SP - 5598
TI - Recovery of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell exposed to sulfur dioxide
T2 - International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
UR -
UR -
VL - 41
ER -