Fuel Cells are seen as a future alternative to fossil fuels. Many institutions are performing fuel cell research with a focus on commercializing the technology. Typically, an experiment includes a bench scale version of a catalytic process reaction in which the inlet composition is tightly controlled, and the outlet components vary based on fuel cell conditions.
In order to determine conversion and efficiency, researchers need to be able to measure the composition of the fuel cell inlet and outlet. Typical laboratory mass spectrometers have been used for years to identify the unknowns. However, the MAX300-LG™ Laboratory Mass Spectrometer’s ability to continuously measure the known components, as well as the unknowns, is what makes the MAX300-LG the ideal analyzer for fuel cell research. This laboratory mass spectrometer provides the sensitivity and detection limits needed for these types of reactions, especially for hydrogen measurements.