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The impact of cathode gas diffusion layer structure on fuel cell performance

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posted on 21.08.2014, 11:37 by Nicholas McCarthy, Ahmad El-Kharouf, Rui Chen, Waldemar Bujalski
Four gas Diffusion Layer (GDL) materials have been investigated. Each Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) was manufactured with identical catalyst and binder loadings. MEAs were tested in-situ using a ‘Fuel Cell Component Analyser’ and polarisation curves produced and compared. GDL properties obtained in a previous work were considered for the analysis of the results. Results show differences in the polarisation response for different GDL structures; indicating changes in resistance loss, mass transport loss, and the flooding effects on fuel cells due to GDL structure.

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School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Published in

13th International Conference Advanced Batteries, Accumulators and Fuel Cells [ABAF 13th]

Pages

1 - 9 (9)

Citation

MCCARTHY, N. ... (et al.), 2012. The impact of cathode gas diffusion layer structure on fuel cell performance. In: Vondrák, J., Novák, V. and Bača, P. (eds.). Proceedings of 2012 13th International Conference on Advanced Batteries, Accumulators and Fuel Cells (ABAF 13), Brno, Czech Republic, 26-30 August.

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.

Publication date

2012

Notes

Selected papers from this conference have been published in: ECS Transactions (ISSN: 1938-5862), 2014, 48 (1), URL: http://ecst.ecsdl.org/content/48/1.toc.

ISBN

9788021445703

Language

en

Location

Brno, Czech Republic

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