Proton Exchange Fuel Cell: The Design, Construction and Evaluation

Proton Exchange Fuel Cell: The Design, Construction and Evaluation

Murilo R. HeinzenGabriel C. Simoes Marcio A. Fiori Marcos M.S. Paula Roberto Benavides Luciano da Silva 

Laboratório de Pesquisa em Energia – LAPEN, Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, São José,88122-000, SC, Brasil

Laboratório de Síntese de Complexos Multifuncionais, Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Criciúma 88806-000, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Centro de Investigación en Química Aplicada, Blvd. Enrique Reyna H. 140, Saltillo, Coahuila, México

2 February 2010
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This work presents the development of a prototype of proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC). The geometric design and meshing of the PEMFC are described herein. The electrode was fabricated using graphite with flow-field geometry. The PEMFC was tested for 100 hour of continuous work and its performance was evaluated by constant monitoring of the current and voltage produced. In accordance with the results obtained, the most relevant aspects affecting the PEMFC design will be discussed to optimize the performance of the cell.


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