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Research and Markets: Conference Documentation for the 4th Annual Fuel Cells Durability & Performance 2008 Conference.

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/94389a/4th_annual_fuel_ce) has announced the addition of the "4th Annual Fuel Cells Durability & Performance 2008 Conference Documentation" report to their offering.

FUEL CELLS DURABILITY & PERFORMANCE

Real World Solutions to the Most Significant Challenges Facing Fuel Cells Commercialization

December 11-12, 2008 - Las Vegas, NV USA

The 4th Annual Conference Documents in the Knowledge Foundation's Fuel Cells Durability & Performance series will provide an interdisciplinary discussion forum for fuel cell developers, manufacturers and suppliers working in the fields of fuel cells materials, stacks, system design, fabrication, and testing. Important topics to be addressed include:

* Factors Affecting Durability & Performance

* Electrocatalysts - The Platinum Issue

* Testing, Protocols, Balance of Plant

* Beyond PEM

* Membranes and MEAs

Key Topics Covered:

FACTORS AFFECTING FUEL CELL DURABILITY AND PERFORMANCE

* DOE Fuel Cell R&D Activities: Transportation, Stationary, and Portable Power Applications

* FCV Development at Nissan - Current Status and Future Perspective

* Volkswagen's High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell (HT-PEM-FC)

* Material Trade-Off Analysis for Performance vs. Durability, and Impacts on System Design

* Degradation of Gas Diffusion Media

* An Inside Look at Degradation Pathways at a Polymer Electrolyte-Electrode Interface

ELECTROCATALYSTS. THE PLATINUM ISSUE

* In situ X-Ray Absorption and Scattering Studies of Cathode Electrocatalyst Degradation

* The Stability of Platinum and Carbon in PEMFC Electrodes: Insight Obtained by Applying Electrochemical Methods

* Nano Electrocatalysts Design and Synthesis to Minimize Pt Use

TESTING, PROTOCOLS, BALANCE OF PLANT

* MEA Durability Test System (MEADS)

* Performance and Durability of an Open Flowfield Architecture Fuel Cell

* Fuel Cell Balance of Plant Reliability Test Bed

BEYOND PEM

* Ovonic Metal Hydride Fuel Cell (MHFC) - The Power of PEM at a Fraction of the Cost

FACTORS AFFECTING FUEL CELL DURABILITY AND PERFORMANCE II

* PEMFC Performance Studies: The Effects of Interactions between Trace Contaminants and Water

* Spectroscopic Detection of Trace Impurities in Hydrogen Fuel Used for PEM Fuel Cell Applications

* Study of Reinforced PEM Degradation at Various Fuel Cell Conditions

* The Effects of Metal Ion Contamination on a Fuel Cell Membrane

* A Novel Design of Miniature Air Breathing Fuel Cell for Stability Improvement

MEMBRANES, MEAs

* Effects of Operation on the Degradation of MEAs Made With Different Types of Nafion Membranes

* Performance and Durability of Dimensionally Stable Membrane

* Better Understanding of Membrane Aging in Fuel Cell: Correlation between Ex-Situ and In-Situ Experiments

* Effect of Membrane Mechanical Properties on Membrane Lifetimes

* Interactions between Chemical and Mechanical Degradation of PEMFC Membrane and MEAs

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