A novel approach for distribution of reacting gases with enhanced mass transfer in fuel cells

P. W. Li, S. P. Chen, M. K. Chyu

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Abstract

In order to improve the power output of a fuel cell, a novel approach for gas delivery and mass transfer enhancement in a gas distributor is proposed. A model analyzing the power output against the dimensions of a novel gas delivery channel and current collector is also presented. Experimental study for some proton-exchange-membrane fuel cells and numerical analysis for a planar type solid oxide fuel cell are carried out. Significant improvement of power output was obtained for the newly designed fuel cells compared to conventional ones. Both the experimental results and modeling analysis are of great significance to the design of fuel cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberIMECE2004-59329
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advanced Energy Systems Division (Publication) AES
Volume44
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2004Nov 19 2004

Keywords

  • Fuel cells
  • Gas distributors
  • Mass transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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