Faculty Advisor

Datta, Ravindra

Abstract

In this project a PDMFC was fabricated using a previously recommended design. The cells were then tested using this design, and experiments were run using pure methanol and methanol gel. The main focus of this research was to successfully build the optimized design that was suggested in the previous work by Lugo and Rivera, and then successfully draw voltage from the finalized product. The experimental results show that the PDFMC can run on pure liquid methanol. Mathematical models were designed to illustrate the mass transfer in the Passive Direct Methanol Fuel Cell. Although the stack was successful, a new design is recommended.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

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Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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