A fuel cell stack architecture to make all cells have equal operational conditions and performance

Hong Liu, Peiwen Li, Alexandra Hartz

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel architecture for a proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell stack, which is based on the concept that every cell in the stack works at the same condition and thus each cell has the same contribution to the overall output voltage and power. To meet this proposed requirement, special flow distributors were used to evenly distribute fuel and airflow to every fuel cell in the stack. Details of the flow distributor and experimental tests of a four-cell fuel cell stack are presented in the paper. The experimental results demonstrated the desired high performance of the fuel cell stack. It is proved that the novel architecture for fuel cell stack is successful and of significance to the development of high performance fuel cell stacks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Collocated with the ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, FUELCELL 2012
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages153-159
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780791844823
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
EventASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2012 Collocated with the ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 23 2012Jul 26 2012

Publication series

NameASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Collocated with the ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, FUELCELL 2012

Other

OtherASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2012 Collocated with the ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/23/127/26/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Liu, H., Li, P., & Hartz, A. (2012). A fuel cell stack architecture to make all cells have equal operational conditions and performance. In ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Collocated with the ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, FUELCELL 2012 (pp. 153-159). (ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Collocated with the ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, FUELCELL 2012). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/FuelCell2012-91240