"Active" Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC) must rely on equipment to run whereas passive DMFCs can run in ambient conditions without any equipment, allowing for potential use in portable devices. In this report, a passive DMFC was designed and constructed with the potential of being equivalent to a battery then compared to an active DMFC and a battery. Passive DMFCs, while not as good performance-wise as active DMFCs, perform notably better than a battery as an energy source.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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