Methanol Fuel Cell – Extension Kit
Once you have explored the details of PEM fuel cells, have your students investigate Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC) to understand the differences between a gas (hydrogen) as an energy carrier and a liquid (methanol) as energy carrier.
Students will be able to explore how easy it is to use a methanol fuel cell by simply filling the cell with a methanol solution. They will also learn that a DMFC needs up to 20 minutes for best performance, while the PEM cell works within seconds! But which cell is more powerful?
This kit includes:
- Direct methanol fuel cell
- 3 methanol storage bottles, funnel and spout
- Experiment instructions