Special Issue "Representative Model and Flow Characteristics of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2020.
Interests: fuel cells; flow batteries; energy efficiency
Interests: fuel cell; hydrogen production; energy storage; biorefinery
Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) play an important role in the development of green energy, and have drawn much attention during the past decade. They have been widely employed as power sources for electric vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, underwater vehicles, and other power generation systems. Recently, fuel cell research has focused on cost reduction and durability improvement to enhance fuel cell commercialization. The cost and performance of PEMFCs are influenced by many factors, including materials of key components, structures of membrane electrode assemblies, manufacturing processes, and operating conditions. How these factors influence the electrochemical reaction within the PEMFC is an interesting and essential topic for the development of PEMFCs.
This Special Issue aims to showcase recent progress and breakthroughs in the cost reduction and performance improvement of PEMFCs, including both high- and low-temperature PEMFCs. For this Special Issue, we welcome and encourage contributions covering representative models or experimental studies that can capture flow characteristics, catalytic activity, gas management, energy efficiency, and degradation mechanisms.
Prof. Dr. Yong-Song Chen
Assist. Prof. Dr. Amornchai Arpornwichanop
Manuscript Submission Information
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- proton exchange membrane fuel cell
- cost reduction
- membrane electrode assembly
- gas management
- energy efficiency