Three-Dimensional Modeling and Experimental Study of a High Temperature PBI-Based PEM Fuel Cell

E. U. Ubong, Z. Shi, X. Wang
2009 Journal of the Electrochemical Society  
This paper investigates the performance of a high temperature proton exchange membrane ͑PEM͒ fuel cell. Both experimental work and numerical simulation are conducted. The high temperature proton exchange membrane is based on polybenzimidazole ͑PBI͒ doped with phosphoric acid. A single cell with triple serpentine flow channels was operated at steady state at various levels of temperature, pressure, and air stoichiometry. A three-dimensional model was used to simulate the cell performance, and
more » ... arization curves were used to validate the experimental values. The theoretical model accurately predicts the experimental results. A sound knowledge of the impact of various variables at various levels of the cell operation is necessary for unraveling the parametric influence and can prove extremely useful for optimizing the cell operation.
doi:10.1149/1.3203309 fatcat:bq2jfpl2jjfcpl7zazab4pmaze