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Measurements of GDL Properties for Quality Control in Fuel Cell Mass Production Line

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Energy, Mining & Environment Portfolio, National Research Council Canada, 4250 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1W5, Canada
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Mercedes Benz Canada, 4343 North Fraser Way, Burnaby, BC, V5J 5K7, Canada
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8(2), 422-430; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj8020422
Published: 24 June 2016
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Abstract

National Research Council Canada (NRC) has been reorienting its fuel cell activities towards manufacturing challenges. Some challenges in industrialization of fuel cell manufacturing concern quality control, supplier development and process development. As the gas diffusion layer (GDL) of a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell plays a critical role in cell performance, NRC has been working closely with Vancouver-based fuel cell companies to develop and validate quality assurance methods to characterize GDL attributes and properties, which strongly correlate with PEM fuel cell performances.
Keywords: PEM fuel cell (proton exchange membrane); electrode, component; commercial; Canada PEM fuel cell (proton exchange membrane); electrode, component; commercial; Canada
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Yuan, X.-Z.; Li, H.; Gu, E.; Qian, W.; Girard, F.; Wang, Q.; Biggs, T.; Jaeggle, M. Measurements of GDL Properties for Quality Control in Fuel Cell Mass Production Line. World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8, 422-430.

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