Ultra-low casting of Pt based nano-ink for electrooxidation of glycerol and ethylene glycol fuels in alkaline medium

R. S. Sai Siddhardha, M. S. Brahma Teja, P. J. Tejkiran, Susana Addo Ntim, P. Sai Siva Kumar, V. Lakshminarayanan, Somenath Mitra, Sai Sathish Ramamurthy

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Abstract

For the first time we present an ultra-low casting of Pt based nano-ink on carbon paste electrodes (CPEs) for electrooxidation of glycerol and ethylene glycol fuels in alkaline medium. The platinum loaded carbon nanotube (Pt-CNT) synthesized by a microwave induced reaction has been extensively characterized by microscopic, spectroscopic and thermal gravimetric techniques. Pt-CNT has shown 6 and 33 fold improved activity for the Glycerol electrooxidation reaction (GOR) and ethylene glycol electrooxidation reaction (EGOR) vis-à-vis the commercial Johnson Matthey Pt-C. The low onset potentials and high current densities achieved using this novel nano ink is indicative of its plausible role in fuel cell applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-663
Number of pages5
JournalFuel
Volume158
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 20 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Organic Chemistry

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Carbon paste electrode
  • Catalyst
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Fuel cells
  • Glycerol

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