Novel Ag@C nanocables supported Pd anodes and its implication in energy conversion using direct liquid fuel cells

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.04.033
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TypeArticle
Journal titleApplied Energy
ISSN0306-2619
Volume175
Pages429434
SubjectRenewable energy; Silver@carbon nanocables; High energy storage; Direct ethylene glycol fuel cell
AbstractIn this work, renewable ethylene glycol (EG) was developed as a potential fuel for direct liquid fuel cells (DLFCs) with Ag@C nanocables by immobilization of Palladium (Pd/Ag@C) anodes for sustainable electric power generation. The results confirm that the obtained nanocable is composed of a silver nanowire as a core and a carbonaceous layer as a shell. According to TEM, the resulting Pd nanoparticles are well-distributed on the surface of the Ag@C, and the mean size of the Pd nanoparticles is 4.4 nm. Electrochemical behavior tests indicate that the Pd/Ag@C can achieve a maximum current density of 1027.4 mA mg⁻¹Pd based on a half-cell reaction on EG fuel, suggesting that EG is a suitable fuel for DLFCs. It is concluded that the as-prepared Pd/Ag@C would be a potential candidate as an anode in energy conversion using DLFCs. Furthermore, the current study confirmed the practical applicability of EG as a direct fuel with Pd/Ag@C anode applied in DEGFCs may have a great effect on future energy system
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PublisherElsevier
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationEnergy, Mining and Environment; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierS0306261916304937
NPARC number23000310
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