Chemical Engineering

Brant A. Peppley

Brant A. Peppley

Professor, Cross-appointed to the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Chair of GSAC Committee
Graduate Seminar Series Coordinator
Director of Collaborative Masters of Sustainability Program

Tel: (613) 533-3247/547-6700
Fax: (613) 533-6637
Email: brant.peppley@queensu.ca
Office: Dupuis Hall 211

Brant A. Peppley


Research Interests

  • Fuel Cells
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Hydrogen Production
  • Bio-Energy



Sum of Times Cited without self-citations: 3114

Citing Articles without self-citations : 2226

Average Citations per Item: 34.33

h-index: 27

[79] Saha, M. S.D. MalevichE. Halliop, J. G. Pharoah, B. A. Peppley and K. Karan (2011). "Electrochemical Activity and Catalyst Utilization of Low Pt and Thickness Controlled Membrane Electrode Assemblies." J. Electrochemical Society 158(5): B562-B567. [ORF-RE, (NSERC)]

[78] Latham, D.A., K.B. McAuley, B.A. Peppley and T. M. Raybold (2011). "Mathematical modeling of an industrial steam-methane reformer for on-line deployment." Fuel Processing Technology 92(8): 1574-1586. [Praxair Inc.]

[77] Howard, C., P. Oosthuizen and B. Peppley (2011). "An investigation of the performance of a hybrid turboexpander-fuel cell system for power recovery at natural gas pressure reduction stations." Applied Thermal Engineering 31(13): 2165-2170.  [(ORF-RE), Enbridge]

[76] Kondakindi , R. R., Arunabha Kundu, Kunal Karan, Brant A. Peppley, Aidu Qi, Chris Thurgood, Pier Schurer (2010), "Characterization and activity of perovskite catalysts for autothermal reforming of dodecane", Applied Catalysis A:, 390(1-2): 271-280. [(ORF-RE)]

[75] Parmar, R. D.A. Kundu, C. Thurgood, B. A. Peppley and K. Karan (2010). "Kinetic studies of the autothermal reforming of tetradecane over Pt/Al2O3 catalyst in a fixed-bed reactor." Fuel 89(6): 1212-1220. [(ORF-RE), NSERC SNG]

[74] Wan, Y., B. Peppley, K. A. M. Creber and V. T. Bui (2010). "Anion-exchange membranes composed of quaternized-chitosan derivatives for alkaline fuel cells." J. Power Sources 195(12): 3785-3793.  [NSERC-DISC]

[73] Al-OthmanA.A. Y. TremblayW. PellS. Letaief, T. J. Burchell, B. A. Peppley and M. Ternan (2010). "Zirconium phosphate as the proton conducting material in direct hydrocarbon polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells operating above the boiling point of water." J. Power Sources 195(9): 2520-2525.  [ORF-RE]

[72] Saha, M. S.D. K. Paul, B. A. Peppley and K. Karan (2010). "Fabrication of catalyst-coated membrane by modified decal transfer technique." Electrochemistry Communications 12(3): 410-413. [(ORF-RE), Ballard]

[71] Qi, C., J. C. Amphlett and B. A. Peppley (2009). "Stability of NiAl layered double hydroxides derived catalysts for the steam reforming of methanol." Catalysis Communications 11(2): 71-76.    [NSERC-IRC]

[70] Qi, C., J. Amphlett and B. Peppley (2009). "H2 Production via the Steam Reforming of Methanol
Over NiAl-layered Double Hydroxide Derived Catalysts." Catalysis Surveys from Asia 13(1): 16-21.       [NSERC-IRC]

[69] Oosthuizen P., S. Hussain S. and B. Peppley  (2009), A numerical study of the performance of an autothermal reformer for use in a fuel cell powered auxiliary power unit for trucks, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 18, 653-658  DOl: 10.3303/CET0918106 [NCE-AUTO21]

[68] Malevich, D.E. Halliop, B. A. Peppley, J. G. Pharoah and K. Karan (2009). "Investigation of Charge-Transfer and Mass-Transport Resistances in PEMFCs with Microporous Layer Using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy." J. Electrochemical Society 156(2): B216-B224. [ORF-RE]

[67] Wan, Y., B. Peppley, K. A. M. Creber, V. T. Bui and E. Halliop (2008). "Quaternized-chitosan membranes for possible applications in alkaline fuel cells." Journal of Power Sources 185(1): 183-187.             [NSERC-Disc]

[66] S. Kundu, K. Karan, M.W. Fowler, L.C. Simon, B.A. Peppley, E. Halliop (2008) Influence of micro-porous layer and operating conditions on the fluoride release rate and degradation of PEMFC membrane electrode assemblies, J. Power Sources 179(2) 693-699 (Funding: ORF-RE)

[65] K. Karan, H. Atiyeh, A. Phoenix, E. Halliop, J.G. Pharoah, and B.A. Peppley (2007) An Experimental Investigation of Water Transport in PEMFCs, Electrochem. Solid-State Lett. 10 B34        [ORF-RE]

[64] A. Qi, B.A. Peppley(2), K. Karan, (2007) Integrated fuel processors for fuel cell application: A review, Fuel Processing Technology 88(1) 3-22 [ORF]

[63] H.K. Atiyeh, K. Karan, B.A. Peppley, A. Phoenix, E. Halliop, J.G. Pharoah (2007), Experimental investigation of the role of a microporous layer on the water transport and performance of a PEM fuel cell, J. Power Sources 170(1), 111-121 [ORF-RE]

[62] C. Qi, J.C. Amphlett, B.A. Peppley, K (Na)-promoted Ni, Al layered double hydroxide catalysts for the steam reforming of methanol, J Power Sources, 171(2) 842-849 [NSERC IRC]

[61] C. Qi, J.C. Amphlett, B.A. Peppley, Hydrogen production by methanol reforming on NiAl layered double hydroxide derived catalyst: Effect of the pretreatment of the catalyst, Int’l J. of Hydrogen Energy, 32(18) 5098-5102 (Funding: NSERC IRC in Fuel Proc.)  [NSERC IRC]

[60] R.F. Mann, J.C. Amphlett, B.A. Peppley, C.P. Thurgood (2007) Anode activation polarization on Pt(h k l) electrodes in dilute sulphuric acid electrolyte, J Power Sources, 163 (2) 679-687 [DRDC]

[59] R.F. Mann, J.C. Amphlett, B.A. Peppley, C.P. Thurgood (2006) Henry's Law and the solubilities of reactant gases in the modelling of PEM fuel cells, J. Power Sources 161(2) 768-774 [DRDC]

[58] R.F. Mann, J.C. Amphlett, B.A. Peppley, C.P. Thurgood (2006) Application of Butler-Volmer equations in the modelling of activation polarization for PEM fuel cells, J Power Sources 161(2) 775-781 [DRDC]

[57] Wan, Y., B. Peppley, K. A. M. Creber, V. T. Bui and E. Halliop (2006). Preliminary evaluation of an alkaline chitosan-based membrane fuel cell. J Power Sources 162(1): 105-113.  cited 27 times         [NSERC-Disc]

[56] Y. Wan, K.A.M. Creber, B.A. Peppley, V.T. Bui (2006) Chitosan-based electrolyte composite membranes: II. Mechanical properties and ionic conductivity, J. Membrane Science, 284(1-2) 331-338      [NSERC-Disc]

[55] Wan, Y., K.A.M. Creber, B.A. Peppley and V. Tam Bui (2006) Chitosan-based solid electrolyte composite membranes: I. Preparation and characterization, J. Membrane Science, 280(1-2) 666-674  [NSERC-Disc]

[54] Qi, C., J.C. Amphlett and B.A. Peppley (2006) Product composition as a function of temperature over NiAl layered double hydroxide derived catalysts in steam reforming of methanol. Applied Catalysis A: General, 302 237-243 [DRDC, (NSERC-IRC)]  

[53] Peppley, B.A. (2006) Biomass for Fuel Cells: A Technical and Economic Assessment. Int’l J. of Green Energy, 3 201-218. [ORF-RE, NSERC-SPG] 

[52] Qi, C., J.C. Amphlett and B.A. Peppley.(2005) Methanol steam reforming over NiAl and NiAl (Au, Rh, Ir)-layered double hydroxide derived catalysts.  Catalysis Letters.  Catalysis Letters, 104, 57.            [DRDC, (NSERC-IRC)] 

[51] Sun, W., B.A. Peppley and K. Karan.(2005) An improved two-dimensional agglomerate cathode model to study the influence of catalyst layer structural parameters. Electrochimica Acta, 50 3359-3374.     [(NSERC-CRD), DuPont]