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Title: A polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell model with multi-species input
Authors: Rama, Pratap
Chen, Rui
Thring, R.H.
Keywords: Multi-component diffusion
Water-gas shift reaction
CO crossover
Simulation
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: © IMechE / Professional Engineering Publishing
Citation: RAMA, P., CHEN, R. and THRING, R.H., 2005. A polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell model with multi-species input. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 219(4), pp. 255-271.
Abstract: With the emerging realization that low temperature, low pressure polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) technologies can realistically serve for power-generation of any scale, the value of comprehensive simulation models becomes equally evident. Many models have been successfully developed over the last two decades. One of the fundamental limitations among these models is that up to only three constituent species have been considered in the dry pre-humidified anode and cathode inlet gases, namely oxygen and nitrogen for the cathode and hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide for the anode. In order to extend the potential of theoretical study and to bring the simulation closer towards reality, in this research, a 1D steady-state, low temperature, isothermal, isobaric PEMFC model has been developed. The model accommodates multi-component diffusion in the porous electrodes and therefore offers the potential to further investigate the effects of contaminants such as carbon monoxide on cell performance. The simulated model polarizations agree well with published experimental data. It opens a wider scope to address the remaining limitations in the future with further developments.
Description: This article has been published in the journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy [© PEP]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/095765005X7600
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1243/095765005X7600
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4499
ISSN: 0957-6509
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