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Transparent PEM Fuel Cells For Direct Visualisation Experiments

Rosli, M.I., Pourkashanian, M., Ingham, D.B., Ma, L., Borman, D. and Ismail, M.S. (2009) Transparent PEM Fuel Cells For Direct Visualisation Experiments. In: ASME 2009 7th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. FuelCell2009 - Seventh International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, June 8-10, 2009, Newport Beach, California, USA. , pp. 329-337. ISBN 978-0-7918-4881-4

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Abstract

This paper reviews some of the previous research works on direct visualisation inside PEM fuel cells via a transparent single cell for the water behaviour investigation. Several papers which have employed the method have been selected and summarised and a comparison between the design of the cell, materials, methods and visual results are presented. The important aspects, advantages of the method and a summary on the previous work are discussed. Some initial work on transparent PEM fuel cell design using a single serpentine flowfield pattern is described. The results show that the direct visualisation via transparent PEM fuel cells could be one potential technique for investigating the water behavior inside the channels and a very promising way forward to provide useful data for validation in PEM fuel cell modelling and simulation.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2009 by ASME. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's copyright transfer agreement.
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering (Leeds) > Centre for Computational Fluid Dynamics (Leeds)
Depositing User: Miss Elizabeth Winning
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2010 17:31
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:06
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/FuelCell2009-85089
Status: Published
Identification Number: 10.1115/FuelCell2009-85089
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10311

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