This project is a continuation of T0040-P. Recent advances in anion exchange membranes have made Direct Ammonia Alkaline Fuel Cell (DAAFC) one of the most promising and attractive fuel cell systems for water reclamation and energy production in space missions. Although recent studies have proposed direct ammonia fuel cells as the next generation of power devices, critical knowledge about the performance of DAAFC under microgravity conditions has not been addressed. The objective of this research is to assess the performance of a DAAFC using nanotechnology-based electrodes to enhance the electrochemical decomposition of ammonia under micro-gravity conditions.
Paper (April 2017): Chronoamperometric Study of Ammonia Oxidation in a Direct Ammonia Alkaline Fuel Cell under the Influence of Microgravity
Paper (2012): Microgravity effects on the electrochemical oxidation of ammonia: A parabolic flight experiment.
Studying the effects of microgravity on the performance of a direct ammonia alkaline fuel cell may lead to advances in space-flight water reclamation and energy production, which will benefit future NASA missions.More »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras||Lead Organization||Academia||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon||Supporting Organization||Academia||Bayamon, Puerto Rico|