An ethanol electrooxidation study on carbon-supported Pt-Ru nanoparticles for direct ethanol fuel cells

Sahin O., Duzenli D., Kivrak H.

Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects, vol.38, no.5, pp.628-634, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15567036.2013.809391
  • Title of Journal : Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects
  • Page Numbers: pp.628-634


© 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.Carbon supported Pt-Ru catalysts were prepared at varying Pt:Ru ratios by polyol method. The crystallite sizes of these catalysts were determined by X-ray diffraction technique. The specific surface areas of these catalysts were also defined by Brunauer-Emmett-Teller technique. Cyclic voltammetry, chronoamperometry, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements were conducted on these carbon supported Pt-Ru catalysts to investigate the effect of ruthenium on the ethanol electrooxidation kinetics. Results indicated that Pt-Ru (25:1) catalyst showed the best ethanol electrooxidation activity. In conclusion, ethanol electrooxidation mechanism was proposed.