A2-2. GDL and MPL Structure

Wednesday, 8 October 2014: 14:00-17:00
Sunrise, 2nd Floor, Jupiter 1 & 2 (Moon Palace Resort)
Chairs:
Marc Secanell and Zahra Tayarani
14:00
Measurements of Permeability and Effective in-Plane Gas Diffusivity of Gas Diffusion Media Under Compression
P. Mangal, M. Dumontier, N. Carrigy, and M. Secanell (University of Alberta)
14:20
Impact of Contact Pressure Cycling on Non-Woven GDLs of HT-PEM Fuel Cells
M. Rastedt, F. J. Pinar, and P. Wagner (NEXT ENERGY EWE Research Centre for Energy Technology)
15:00
Effect of through-Plane Polytetrafluoroethylene Distribution in a Gas Diffusion Layer
H. Ito, A. Nakano, T. Iwamura, S. Someya, and T. Munakata (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))
15:20
The Role of Gas Diffusion Layer in Cationic Contamination and Mitigation in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells
M. A. Uddin, J. Park, X. Wang, J. Qi, U. Pasaogullari, L. J. Bonville, and T. Molter (University of Connecticut)
15:40
Capturing the Morphology of the Micro-Porous Layer Using a Stochastic Approach
M. El Hannach (Simon Fraser University), R. Singh (Institute for Integrated Energy Systems and Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, BC, Canada), N. Djilali (University of Victoria), and E. Kjeang (Simon Fraser University)
16:00
Break
16:20
Impact of Micro-Porous Layer Properties on Fuel Cell Performance
M. Andisheh-Tadbir, Z. Tayarani (PhD Candidate, Simon Fraser University), M. E. Hannach, and E. Kjeang (Simon Fraser University)
16:40
Characterization of Micro-Porous Layer Structure and Properties
Z. Tayarani (PhD Candidate, Simon Fraser University), M. E. Hannach (Simon Fraser University), M. Andisheh-Tadbir (PhD Candidate, Simon Fraser University), and E. Kjeang (Simon Fraser University)