HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGY

 

 

MEMBRANELESS FUEL CELLS

 

 

MODELING AND OPTIMIZATION OF ENERGY SYSTEMS

 

 

HYBRID POWER SYSTEMS

 

 

NANOTECHNOLOGY

 

 

MEMBRANELESS FUEL CELLS

 

Microfluidic fuel cells are emerging as a promising solution for small-scale power demands. Their operation mode is based in the liquid-liquid (fuel and oxidant) interface under laminar flow regimen, this particular property, is precisely the main advantage over static membrane fuel cells, since their operation requires a smaller number of components and sporadic maintenance events.

 

The microfabrication process of this technology involves:

 

- Synthesis of nanostructured materials as electrocatalyst (inorganic and enzymatic).
- The use of fuels with a wide availability and low cost such as formic acid, glucose, glycerol, methanol, simulated body fluid (FCS), etc.
- Fluid dynamic analysis, design and optimization of new microfluidic structures.
- Lab-On-a Chip techniques.