Electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques are used for fuel cell performance and reliability investigation. The balance of plant (BoP) components integration and management are analyzed for small size systems (4-20 kW). H2 storage and CO2 capture processes are investigated by adsorption on solid materials.
Efficiency curves of a 2,4 kW PEM Stack and overall Fuel Cell System
Cyclic voltammetry curves for two cells of a 500 W PEM stack
Nyquist plots for two cells of a 500 W PEM stack
Assessing properties of biogas and syngas as biomass-derived alternative fuels, as a function of composition and operating conditions. The activity is aimed at suggesting guidelines (design specifications and operating strategies) for the development of high-efficiency, ultra low-emission combined heat and power (CHP) systems.
Flame propagation for methane, syngas and biogas (P0=6 bar, Φ =1.0)
Time evolution of flame radius for methane, syngas and biogas (P0=6 bar, Φ =1.0)
Laminar burning velocity for methane, syngas and biogas (P0=6 bar, Φ =1.0)
The nucleation and growth of antropogenic aerosols are investigated by monitoring the cluster formation from molecular to nanometric dimensions by using mass spectrometry/molecular beam methods. Recent significant findings suggest that carboxylic acid may play a significant role as a pre-nucleation embryos in the formation of aerosols in wet environments (ChemPhysChem 2015, 16, 3021 – 3029).