Experimental Investigation on the Anode Flow Field Design for an Air-Cooled Open-Cathode Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell
A flow channel structure design plays a significant role in an open-cathode proton exchange membrane fuel cell. The cell performance is sensitive to the structural parameters of the flow field, which mainly affects the heat and mass transfer between membrane electrode assembly and channel. This paper presents theoretical and experimental studies to investigate the impacts of anode flow field parameters (numbers of the serpentine channels, depths, and widths of the anode channel) on cell performance and temperature characteristics. The result indicates that the number of anode serpentine channels adjusts the pressure and flow rate of hydrogen in the anode flow channel effectively. The depth and width of the channel change the pressure, flow rate, and mass transfer capacity of hydrogen, especially under the high current density. There appears the best depth to achieve optimum cell performance. The velocity and concentration of hydrogen have important influences on the mass transfer which agrees with the anode channel structure design and performance changes based on the field synergy principle. This research has great significance for further understanding the relationship between anode flow field design and fuel cell performance in the open-cathode proton exchange membrane fuel cell stack.
China Postdoctoral Science Foundation[2022M713668];National Natural Science Foundation of China;
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Anodes ; Cathodes ; Channel flow ; Flow fields ; Hydrogen ; Membranes ; Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) ; Serpentine
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Minerals:482.2 ; Fluid Flow, General:631.1 ; Mass Transfer:641.3 ; Fuel Cells:702.2 ; Electron Tubes:714.1 ; Chemical Products Generally:804 ; Materials Science:951
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|Department||Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering|
1.Research Institute of New Energy Vehicle Technology,Shenzhen Polytechnic,Shenzhen,518055,China
2.Internet of Things Smart City Innovation Platform,Zhuhai Fudan Innovation Research Institute,Zhuhai,518057,China
3.Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering,Southern University of Science and Technology,Shenzhen,518055,China
Deng，Zhijun,Li，Baozhu,Xing，Shuang,et al. Experimental Investigation on the Anode Flow Field Design for an Air-Cooled Open-Cathode Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell[J]. Membranes,2022,12(11).
Deng，Zhijun,Li，Baozhu,Xing，Shuang,Zhao，Chen,&Wang，Haijiang.(2022).Experimental Investigation on the Anode Flow Field Design for an Air-Cooled Open-Cathode Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell.Membranes,12(11).
Deng，Zhijun,et al."Experimental Investigation on the Anode Flow Field Design for an Air-Cooled Open-Cathode Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell".Membranes 12.11(2022).
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