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Quasistatic modelling of PEM fuel cell humidification system


Adair, D and Jaeger, M, Quasistatic modelling of PEM fuel cell humidification system, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Nanomaterials and Advanced Energy Storage Systems (INESS 2017), 9-11 August 2017, Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan, pp. 22776-22784. ISSN 2214-7853 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.matpr.2018.07.090


To prevent the dehydration of a fuel cell membrane, the air flow and in some cases also the hydrogen flow humidity are adjusted by the injection of water. Obtaining suitable fuel cell membrane humidification is a challenge when searching for optimal fuel cell performance. Respective operational humidity of the anode and cathode streams having dew points close to the fuel cell operating temperature is required. Also, the load and immediate surroundings are constantly changing, and, so the membrane humidity needs to respond to the transient state accordingly. A quasistatic model of the water circuit of a typical cell system is developed and used.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:PEM, fuel cell, humidification, optimization
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical engineering
Research Field:Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Adair, D (Dr Desmond Adair)
UTAS Author:Jaeger, M (Dr Martin Jaeger)
ID Code:131047
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2019-02-27
Last Modified:2019-11-07

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