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Title: The impact of cathode gas diffusion layer structure on fuel cell performance
Authors: McCarthy, Nicholas
El-Kharouf, Ahmad
Chen, Rui
Bujalski, Waldemar
Keywords: Gas diffusion layer
Fuel cells
Alternative fuels
Polymer electrolyte fuel cells
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © the authors
Citation: MCCARTHY, N. ... (et al.), 2012. The impact of cathode gas diffusion layer structure on fuel cell performance. In: Vondrák, J., Novák, V. and Bača, P. (eds.). Proceedings of 2012 13th International Conference on Advanced Batteries, Accumulators and Fuel Cells (ABAF 13), Brno, Czech Republic, 26-30 August.
Abstract: Four gas Diffusion Layer (GDL) materials have been investigated. Each Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) was manufactured with identical catalyst and binder loadings. MEAs were tested in-situ using a ‘Fuel Cell Component Analyser’ and polarisation curves produced and compared. GDL properties obtained in a previous work were considered for the analysis of the results. Results show differences in the polarisation response for different GDL structures; indicating changes in resistance loss, mass transport loss, and the flooding effects on fuel cells due to GDL structure.
Description: Selected papers from this conference have been published in: ECS Transactions (ISSN: 1938-5862), 2014, 48 (1), URL: http://ecst.ecsdl.org/content/48/1.toc.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15640
Publisher Link: http://www.aba-brno.cz/starsi_rocniky/aba2012/index.php
ISBN: 9788021445703
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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