In-situ measurement in through-plane direction in PEMFC

Kohei Ito, Sangkun Lee, Atsushi Yamamoto, Masaaki Hirano, Hidetaka Muramatsu, Kazunari Sasaki, Kuniyasu Ogawa

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Abstract

Water management is a large issue for putting PEMFC to practical use. Appropriate water management enables us to suppress the drying in PEM (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane) and the flooding in GDL (Gas Diffusion Layer), which degrade the performance of PEMFC Against the background of importance for the water management, we challenged to develop the measurement method to grasp the water behavior in PEMFC Especially, we focused on through-plane direction measurement, because the through-plane direction in cell has major role for the transport of mass, heat and electric charge in the cell. We developed the three methods to measure the water in cell directly or indirectly: cross sectional cell: micro NMR-sensor array: micro thermocouple array. These three methods successively captured the distribution of the liquid water in GDL, the water content in PEM and the temperature in cell. (Figure Presented) The data obtained help us to give the possible mechanism of how the water in cell impacted the cell voltage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels 2009, ICNMM2009
Pages1241-1247
Number of pages7
EditionPART B
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event7th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM2009 - Pohang, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2009 Jun 222009 Jun 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels 2009, ICNMM2009
NumberPART B

Other

Other7th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM2009
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityPohang
Period09/6/2209/6/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Ito, K., Lee, S., Yamamoto, A., Hirano, M., Muramatsu, H., Sasaki, K., & Ogawa, K. (2009). In-situ measurement in through-plane direction in PEMFC. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels 2009, ICNMM2009 (PART B ed., pp. 1241-1247). (Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels 2009, ICNMM2009; No. PART B). https://doi.org/10.1115/ICNMM2009-82132