Membrane-less microfluidic fuel cell with multiphase streams

S. M.H. Hashemi, P. Hadikhani, M. Neuenschwander, M. A. Modestino, D. Psaltis

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Abstract

Microfluidic fuel cells (MFCs) use laminar streams of fuels and oxidants to carry out the two corresponding half reactions while keeping them unmixed. This allows for removal of the solid membrane/separator present in classical fuel cells, leading to a simple design. However, due to the limited solubility of fuels such as hydrogen in liquid electrolytes, their study in MFCs has been limited to a few demonstration with performances limited by mass transport. In this work, we present a two phase system which relaxes the mass transport limitations of single phase systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1627-1628
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806490
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Oct 9 2016Oct 13 2016

Publication series

Name20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016

Other

Other20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period10/9/1610/13/16

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Keywords

  • Microfluidic fuel cell
  • Two phase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Hashemi, S. M. H., Hadikhani, P., Neuenschwander, M., Modestino, M. A., & Psaltis, D. (2016). Membrane-less microfluidic fuel cell with multiphase streams. In 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016 (pp. 1627-1628). (20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.