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    Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC)
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      In a Direct-methanol fuel cell (DMFC) the fuel methanol is fed directly into the fuel cell without the need to be reformed into hydrogen. DMFCs have a few advantages in comparison to hydrogen cells: simpler storage, higher energy content.

      Background Information

    • About fuel cells [View Resource]
    • Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) History [View Resource]
    • Direct methanol fuel cell - Wikipedia [View Resource]
    • Proton exchange membrane fuel cell [View Resource]
    • Fuel Cells - A Perspective [View Resource]

      K-12 Experiments, Labs, Lesson Plans and Science Fair Projects

    • Fuel Cells Science Fair Projects and Experiments [View Experiment]
    • Learn the principle of direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) and set up a simple apparatus to examine its performance. [View Experiment]

      College Experiments, Labs, Studies and Articles

    • Direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC): analysis of residence time behaviour ofanodic fow bed [View Experiment]
    • Electrochemical Analysis of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells for Low Temperature Operation [View Experiment]
    • Fuel Cell Experiments (video) [View Experiment]
    • Advances in Direct Oxidation Methanol Fuel Cells [View Experiment]
    • Performance characterization of passive direct methanol fuel cells [View Experiment]
    • Improving and Understanding Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) Performance [View Experiment]

      Theses and Dissertations

    • Improving and Understanding Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) Performance [View Thesis]
    • Biomimetic Fuel Cell Design [View Thesis]
    • Development and Characterization of Sulfonated. Polyethersulfone Membrane as a Potential Material for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells [View Thesis]
    • Numerical analyses of proton electrolyte membrane fuel cell's performance having a perforated type gas flow distributor [View Thesis]


    • Method of converting potential energy of carbon into electrical energy (US Patent 555511, 1896) [View Patent]
    • Membrane-electrode assembly for a direct methanol fuel cell (US Patent 5523177, 1996) [View Patent]

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