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Fuel Cell Performance Augmentation: Gas Flow Channel Design for Fuel Optimization

A. B. Mahmud Hasan1,2, S.M. Guo1, M.A. Wahab1

Mechanical Engineering Department, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA-70803, USA
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Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2009, 5(4), 399-410. https://doi.org/10.3970/fdmp.2009.005.399

Abstract

The effects of gas flow channel design were studied experimentally for increasing fuel cell performance and fuel optimization. Three types of gas flow channels (serpentine, straight and interdigitated) were designed on the basis of water flooding due to electrochemical reactions, electro-osmotic drag, etc. Experimental results indicate that the best cell performance can be obtained by arranging interdigitated gas flow channel at the anode side and serpentine gas flow channel at the cathode side. Detailed analysis on complex two phase water generation and electrochemical phenomena behind those results were analyzed in this work to find out the best design for gas flow channels.

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Hasan, A.B.M., Guo, S., Wahab, M. (2009). Fuel cell performance augmentation: gas flow channel design for fuel optimization. Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 5(4), 399-410. https://doi.org/10.3970/fdmp.2009.005.399
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Hasan ABM, Guo S, Wahab M. Fuel cell performance augmentation: gas flow channel design for fuel optimization. Fluid Dyn Mater Proc. 2009;5(4):399-410 https://doi.org/10.3970/fdmp.2009.005.399
IEEE Style
A.B.M. Hasan, S. Guo, and M. Wahab "Fuel Cell Performance Augmentation: Gas Flow Channel Design for Fuel Optimization," Fluid Dyn. Mater. Proc., vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 399-410. 2009. https://doi.org/10.3970/fdmp.2009.005.399



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