(Invited) Engineering Net Water Balance in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells
This presentation will focus on the effects of anode land width, channel shape, and diffusion media tortuosity on net water drag. Using neutron radiography data that has been previously presented (1, 2) coupled with net water drag data, conclusions will be presented relating performance and water transport and storage. Data from this work will build upon an online database of benchmark data for the modeling community made available through this Department of Energy EERE supported program.
This work is funded by the United States Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EREE) Program through General Motors under Award Number DE-EE0000470.
1. J. M. LaManna, S. Chakraborty, J. J. Gagliardo and M. M. Mench, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39, 3387 (2014).
2. J. LaManna and M. Mench, Meeting Abstracts, MA2014-01, 646 (2014).