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Polarization Curve of a Non-Uniformly Aged PEM Fuel Cell
Institute of Energy and Climate Research—Electrochemical Process Engineering (IEK-3), Research Center "Juelich", Juelich D-52425, Germany
Received: 11 November 2013; in revised form: 3 January 2014 / Accepted: 8 January 2014 / Published: 16 January 2014
Abstract: We develop a semi-analytical model for polarization curve of a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell with distributed (aged) along the oxygen channel MEA transport and kinetic parameters of the membrane–electrode assembly (MEA). We show that the curve corresponding to varying along the channel parameter, in general, does not reduce to the curve for a certain constant value of this parameter. A possibility to determine the shape of the deteriorated MEA parameter along the oxygen channel by fitting the model equation to the cell polarization data is demonstrated.
Keywords: PEMFC; aging; modeling
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Kulikovsky, A. Polarization Curve of a Non-Uniformly Aged PEM Fuel Cell. Energies 2014, 7, 351-364.
Kulikovsky A. Polarization Curve of a Non-Uniformly Aged PEM Fuel Cell. Energies. 2014; 7(1):351-364.
Kulikovsky, Andrei. 2014. "Polarization Curve of a Non-Uniformly Aged PEM Fuel Cell." Energies 7, no. 1: 351-364.