4 years ago

Two-way Operations of a DMFC with a Vapor Feed and With a Liquid Feed

H. Ishitobi, J. Saito, N. Nakagawa
Using a cell module with a porous carbon plate, two-way operations of a specific direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) with a vapor feed (VF) of neat methanol and a liquid feed (LF) of a dilute methanol solution were conducted, and the cell performances were compared to each other in order to clarify which condition produced the better performance. The comparison was conducted at different air humidities, i.e., 30, 60, 90 and 100%, and cell temperatures, i.e., 313, 323 and 333 K. As a result, about a 10% higher power density was obtained by the LF-DMFC, whereas about a 2% higher efficiency was obtained by the VF-DMFC at the optimum air humidity and 323 K. These performances were achieved by significantly different mass transports through the membrane.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/fuce.201700013

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.