Maximum current limitations of the PEM fuel cell with serpentine gas supply channels

K. Zhukovsky, A. Pozio

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Polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFC) in the regime of limiting current is considered. Maximum current limitations come due to oxygen deplete on the cathode. They appear strongly dependent on the geometry of the gas diffuser and supply channels. Effect of liquid water in the electrode and air pressure in gas channels is studied to identify the best geometry of the gas supply net in the terms of the maximum cell current. Comparison between model predictions and experimental data is carried out. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95 - 105
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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