Modeling of the polymer electrolyte fuel cell based on a generic experimental method

Suk Won Choi, Keonyup Chu, Junghwan Ryu, Myoungho Sunwoo, Seoho Choi, Taewon Lim

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Abstract

Water management is an important factor in the optimal performance of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC). In this paper, a PEFC model that facilitates the control of PEFC membrane humidity is presented. We propose an efficient modeling procedure using a combination of mathematical and experimental techniques. We have adopted a simple mathematical structure for the model and performed experiments to measure the PEFC output voltage and the net water transport across the membrane. The modeling procedure we have proposed can be generally used for modeling the water transport within a PEFC regardless of its membrane type. The PEFC model we have developed effectively predicts the steady state water transport behavior and quantifies the irreversibilities in the PEFC output voltage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1272-1283
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event22nd International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition, EVS 2006 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: Oct 23 2006Oct 28 2006

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Other22nd International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition, EVS 2006
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period10/23/0610/28/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Automotive Engineering

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    Choi, S. W., Chu, K., Ryu, J., Sunwoo, M., Choi, S., & Lim, T. (2006). Modeling of the polymer electrolyte fuel cell based on a generic experimental method. 1272-1283. Paper presented at 22nd International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition, EVS 2006, Yokohama, Japan.