This objective will be reached through the following sub-goals:
- Characterize the temperature profile within the MEA of a PEFC
- Unveil the details of dissipated heat from the PEFC
- Give new insight to the thermal processes and provide recommendations for improved thermal management of PEFC
These objectives shall be obtained by detailed temperature measurements, caIorimetric measurements of the complete fuel cell, and detailed thermodynamic modeIling of one and two-dimensional fuel cell systems that take advantage of the measured results. In this manner we hope to add to the overall-objective to assist developers and designers of fuel cells with knowledge that reduce energy dissipation during operation and may increase cell life.
|Partners||NTNU Dept. of Chemistry (NO)
|Budget||6.5 mill NOK (~ 0.8 mill EURO)|
|Funding||The Research Council of Norway|