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State of the Art of PEM Fuel Cells with a Focus on a Modular Fuel Cell Stack with Hydraulic Compression

  • This report gives a brief overview to the state of the art of PEM fuel cell technology and a description of a newly developed fuel cell stack concept. One main research activity at the Westphalian Energy Institute of the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences is the development of PEM fuel cells, for which a range of different materials have been investigated for fuel cell pole plate construction. Whereas graphite is a material which has suitable properties concerning conductivity as well as manufacturing e.g. for milling, stainless steel foils are suitable for economical hydroforming processes. However, with steel coating is necessary to increase corrosion resistance as well as electrical conductivity. A new fuel cell stack design is currently under development using separated single fuel cells with hydraulic cell compression. The advantages of this stack concept are modularity, effective heat exchanging and constant, uniform cell compression which are further described in this work.

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Author:Ulrich Rost, Michael Brodmann, Viorel-Aurel Serban, Cristian Mutascu, Jeffrey Roth, Bruno Zekorn
Parent Title (English):Scientific bulletin of the "politehnica" university of Timisoara, Romania. Transactions on mechanics
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2012/01/01
Year of first Publication:2012
Publishing Institution:Westfälische Hochschule Gelsenkirchen Bocholt Recklinghausen
Release Date:2017/01/12
Tag:PEM fuel cell; hydraulic compression; modular stack design
GND Keyword:Polymer-Elektrolytmembran-Brennstoffzelle; Stack <Brennstoffzelle>
Volume:57 (71)
First Page:1
Last Page:6
Departments / faculties:Institute / Westfälisches Energieinstitut
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das Urheberrechtsgesetz

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