Effects of design parameters in paper type GDL on PEFC performance (effects of hydrophobic treatment, micro porous layer and specific density on performance)

Toshiaki Konomi, Tatsumi Kitahara, Yojiro Sasaki

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Abstract

Effects of design parameters in paper type GDL (Gas Diffusion Layer) are analyzed by experiments, which are hydrophobic treatment by PTFE, MPL (Micro Porous Layer) and carbon matrix density. Results show that hydrophobic treatment with 5% PTFE decreases concentration overpotential, but with 20% PTFE increases it at higher current density region. MPL makes concentration overpotential lower at higher current density region, in spite of the lower Gurley number by 1/80. Moreover, MPL decreases IR overpotential by improving electrical contact between electrode and GDL under lower contact pressure. To increase Gurley number by reducing matrix density makes concentration overpotential lower.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)758-763
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Volume72
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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