Application of Open Pore Cellular Foam for air breathing PEM fuel cell

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620585
Title:
Application of Open Pore Cellular Foam for air breathing PEM fuel cell
Authors:
Baroutaji, Ahmad ( 0000-0002-4717-1216 ) ; Carton, J.G.; Stokes, J.; Olabi, A.G.
Abstract:
Open Pore Cellular Foam (OPCF) has received increased attention for use in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells as a flow plate due to some advantages offered by the material, including better gas flow, lower pressure drop and low electrical resistance. In the present study, a novel design for an air-breathing PEM (ABPEM) fuel cell, which allows air convection from the surrounding atmosphere, using OPCF as a flow distributor has been developed. The developed fuel cell has been compared with one that uses a normal serpentine flow plate, demonstrating better performance. A comparative analysis of the performance of an ABPEM and pressurised air PEM (PAPEM) fuel cell is conducted and poor water management behaviour was observed for the ABPEM design. Thereafter, a PTFE coating has been applied to the OPCF with contact angle and electrochemical polarisation tests conducted to assess the capability of the coating to enhance the hydrophobicity and corrosion protection of metallic OPCF in the PEM fuel cell environment. The results showed that the ABPEM fuel cell with PTFE coated OPCF had a better performance than that with uncoated OPCF. Finally, OPCF was employed to build an ABPEM fuel cell stack where the performance, advantages and limitations of this stack are discussed in this paper.
Citation:
Application of Open Pore Cellular Foam for air breathing PEM fuel cell 2017 International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue Date:
Jun-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620585
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.05.114
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0360319917320207
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0360-3199
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dc.contributor.authorBaroutaji, Ahmaden
dc.contributor.authorCarton, J.G.en
dc.contributor.authorStokes, J.en
dc.contributor.authorOlabi, A.G.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-15T09:58:10Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-15T09:58:10Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-
dc.identifier.citationApplication of Open Pore Cellular Foam for air breathing PEM fuel cell 2017 International Journal of Hydrogen Energyen
dc.identifier.issn0360-3199en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.05.114-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620585-
dc.description.abstractOpen Pore Cellular Foam (OPCF) has received increased attention for use in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells as a flow plate due to some advantages offered by the material, including better gas flow, lower pressure drop and low electrical resistance. In the present study, a novel design for an air-breathing PEM (ABPEM) fuel cell, which allows air convection from the surrounding atmosphere, using OPCF as a flow distributor has been developed. The developed fuel cell has been compared with one that uses a normal serpentine flow plate, demonstrating better performance. A comparative analysis of the performance of an ABPEM and pressurised air PEM (PAPEM) fuel cell is conducted and poor water management behaviour was observed for the ABPEM design. Thereafter, a PTFE coating has been applied to the OPCF with contact angle and electrochemical polarisation tests conducted to assess the capability of the coating to enhance the hydrophobicity and corrosion protection of metallic OPCF in the PEM fuel cell environment. The results showed that the ABPEM fuel cell with PTFE coated OPCF had a better performance than that with uncoated OPCF. Finally, OPCF was employed to build an ABPEM fuel cell stack where the performance, advantages and limitations of this stack are discussed in this paper.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0360319917320207en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Hydrogen Energyen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectPEMen
dc.subjectFuel cellen
dc.subjectOpen Pore Cellular Foamen
dc.subjectFlow plateen
dc.subjectAir-breathingen
dc.titleApplication of Open Pore Cellular Foam for air breathing PEM fuel cellen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energyen
dc.date.accepted2017-05-15-
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-06-07en
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