PEMFCD

Project Details

Description

The goal of this project is to increase the fundamental understanding of heat and mass transfer processes in proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Such understanding is necessary to further reduce the cost and complexity of a fuel cell system and increase the fuel cell durability. Over the previous years the research group at the Department of Energy Technology has developed a computational model to simulate the flow of reactants and water through the fuel cell using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and the model possesses some world leading features. During this project the model will be finalized and validated experimentally by conducting experiments on custom made fuel cells from the project partner Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) – Catalysis, and some of the experiments will be conducted in the HySA labs in Cape Town. The second project partner is Dantherm, a world leading manufacturer of fuel cell systems.
Short titlePEMFCD
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/07/201331/08/2015

Keywords

  • Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel cell
  • Convection heat transfer around the cylinder
  • Water balance

Projects

PEMCFD

Berning, T.

01/07/201331/08/2015

Project: Research

Research Output

  • 1 Article in proceeding
  • 1 Conference abstract for conference
  • 1 Journal article
  • 1 Conference article in Journal

Employing Hot Wire Anemometry to Directly Measure the Water Balance of a Commercial Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Stack

Shakhshir, S. A. & Berning, T., Apr 2016, In : S A E Technical Papers. 5, 1, p. 183-188 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article in JournalResearchpeer-review

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Employing Hot Wire Anemometry to Directly Measure the Water Balance of a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

    Shakhshir, S. A. & Berning, T., Mar 2016. 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalConference abstract for conferenceResearch

  • Applying hot wire anemometry to directly measure the water balance in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell - Part 1: Theory

    Berning, T. & Al Shakhshir, S., 28 Sep 2015, In : International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 40, 36, p. 12400-12412 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)