International hydrogen association for hydrogen energy design competition applied topic A: Portable fuel cell

Michael P. Manahan, Jr., M. C. Hatzell, A. Srouji, N. K. Chidiac, B. L. Goldberger, N. R. Peck, S. A. Doutt, S. J. Atmur, J. T. Clark, K. Salehi, M. A. Browe, M. M. Mench

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The Penn State chapter of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy supplied a team of 12 members to enter the 1st IAHE Hydrogen Design Competition. Our design team decided to build a portable fuel cell. The design objective was to limit the cell size to 6 cm × 6 cm × 2 cm, and the goal was to achieve maximum power over 1 h of operation. The type of fuel cell we chose was a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell, using hydrogen and oxygen as the fuel and oxidizer, respectively. The final design converged to a cell stack containing 6 bipolar/end plates, i.e. 5 cells, each measuring 6 cm × 6 cm × 1.975 cm, each with an active area of approximately 25 cm2. The total open circuit voltage was approximately 4.75 V, indicating an average 0.95 V per cell. With an active area of 25 cm2, the maximum power observed during operation was approximately 1.7 W cm -2. The maximum sustained power over 1 h averaged 1.15 W cm -2. The total cost of the project totaled $2245.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13875-13879
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume36
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Manahan, Jr., Michael P. ; Hatzell, M. C. ; Srouji, A. ; Chidiac, N. K. ; Goldberger, B. L. ; Peck, N. R. ; Doutt, S. A. ; Atmur, S. J. ; Clark, J. T. ; Salehi, K. ; Browe, M. A. ; Mench, M. M. / International hydrogen association for hydrogen energy design competition applied topic A : Portable fuel cell. In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2011 ; Vol. 36, No. 21. pp. 13875-13879.
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Manahan, Jr., MP, Hatzell, MC, Srouji, A, Chidiac, NK, Goldberger, BL, Peck, NR, Doutt, SA, Atmur, SJ, Clark, JT, Salehi, K, Browe, MA & Mench, MM 2011, 'International hydrogen association for hydrogen energy design competition applied topic A: Portable fuel cell', International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 36, no. 21, pp. 13875-13879. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2011.04.214

International hydrogen association for hydrogen energy design competition applied topic A : Portable fuel cell. / Manahan, Jr., Michael P.; Hatzell, M. C.; Srouji, A.; Chidiac, N. K.; Goldberger, B. L.; Peck, N. R.; Doutt, S. A.; Atmur, S. J.; Clark, J. T.; Salehi, K.; Browe, M. A.; Mench, M. M.

In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 36, No. 21, 01.10.2011, p. 13875-13879.

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