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@article{Lopes,
author = {Lopes, T and Beruski, O and Manthanwar, A and Korkischko, I and Pugliesi, R and Stanojev, M and Andrade, M and Pistikopoulos, E and Perez, J and Fonseca, R and Meneghini, R and Kucernak, A},
journal = {Applied Energy},
title = {Spatially resolved oxygen reaction, water, and temperature distribution: Experimental results as a function of flow field and implications for polymer electrolyte fuel cell operation},
url = {http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/70146},
}

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TY  - JOUR
AB - In situ and ex situ spatially-resolved techniques are employed to investigate reactant distribution and its impacts in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell. Temperature distribution data provides further evidence for secondary flows inferred from reactant imaging data, highlighting the contribution of convection in heat as well as reactant distribution. Water build-up from neutron tomography is linked to component degradation, matching the pattern seen in the reactant distribution and thus suggesting that high, non-uniform local current densities shape degradation patterns in fuel cells. The correlations shown between different techniques confirm the use of the versatile reactant imaging technique, which is used to compare commonly used flow field designs. Among serpentine-type designs, the single serpentine is superior in both equivalent current density and reactant distribution, showing large contributions from convective flow. On the other hand, the interdigitated design is shown to produce larger equivalent current densities, while showing a somewhat poorer reactant distribution. Considering the correlations drawn between the techniques, this suggests that the interdigitated design compromises durability in favour of power output. The results highlight how established techniques provide a robust background for the use of a new and flexible imaging technique toward designing advanced flow fields for practical fuel cell applications.
AU - Lopes,T
AU - Beruski,O
AU - Manthanwar,A
AU - Korkischko,I
AU - Pugliesi,R
AU - Stanojev,M
AU - Andrade,M
AU - Pistikopoulos,E
AU - Perez,J
AU - Fonseca,R
AU - Meneghini,R
AU - Kucernak,A
SN - 0306-2619
TI - Spatially resolved oxygen reaction, water, and temperature distribution: Experimental results as a function of flow field and implications for polymer electrolyte fuel cell operation
T2 - Applied Energy
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/70146
ER -