Examination of the Optimal Separator Shape by PEFC Reaction and Flow Analysis

Gen Inoue, Kanji Shinyama, Yosuke Matsukuma, Masaki Minemoto

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Abstract

To improve the performance and safety of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC), five kinds of separators (parallel, two serpentine, and two semi-serpentine) were evaluated from the viewpoint of state of gas flow, uniformity of current density and temperature, reduction of pressure loss, and exhaustibility of stay water by using the PEFC reaction and flow analysis model. In the case of the serpentine separators, the pressure drop was large. The semi-serpentine separators, which combine parallel and serpentine separators, showed the most uniform temperature distribution and were the best type of those examined in the present study. This is an abstract of an article originally published in Kagaku Kogaku Ronbunshu (vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 823-828, November 2003).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Chemical Engineering of Japan
Volume37
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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