ISSN E 2409-2770
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Synthesis of Non Precious Metals (NPM) Electrocatalysts for Higher ORR Efficiency in Fuel Cell Applications

Vol. 6, Issue 09, PP. 305-309, September 2019


Keywords: Electrocatalysts, Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs), Zeolitic Immidizole Frameworks (ZIF), Graphitic Carbon Nitrides, Hydrodynamic methods

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Pt-less electrocatalysts for the assistance in Oxygen Reduction Reaction, elucidating at the cathode of PEMFC have been widely researched. To be considered as an alternative this research work focuses two different classes of Non-Precious Group Metals (Non-PGM),carbon base supports and Metal Organic Frameworks have been synthesized and tested for ORR characteristics i.e Cobalt doped Graphitic Carbon Nitrides (Co-C3N4) and Zeolitic Imidazole Framework with iron as a dopant i.e Fe+2. Potentiodynamic  steady state convectively diffusing the reacting material within the electrolyte is employed at varying rpm to attain Linear Sweep Voltammograms at 20 mV.s-1 in 0.1M KOH and 0.1 HCLO4 electrolytes are obtained at 400, 800,1200 and 1600 rpm. Charge transfer number is obtained, showing the rate determining step of the reaction kinetics of transport of ionic species in the Oxygen reduction.

Afaf Ali: US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar,Pakistan.

Ihtesham Ahmed: Department of Energy Systems Engineering, US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Dr.Saim Saher: US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar,Pakistan.

Afaf Ali Ihtesham Ahmed and Dr.Saim Saher Synthesis of Non Precious Metals (NPM) Electrocatalysts for Higher ORR Efficiency in Fuel Cell Applications International Journal of Engineering Works Vol. 6 Issue 09 PP. 305-309 September 2019

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