Quasistatic modelling of PEM fuel cell humidification system

Desmond Adair, Martin Jaeger

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To prevent the dehydration of a fuel cell membrane, the air flow and in some cases also the hydrogen flow humidity are adjusted by the injection of water. Obtaining suitable fuel cell membrane humidification is a challenge when searching for optimal fuel cell performance. Respective operational humidity of the anode and cathode streams having dew points close to the fuel cell operating temperature is required. Also, the load and immediate surroundings are constantly changing, and, so the membrane humidity needs to respond to the transient state accordingly. A quasistatic model of the water circuit of a typical cell system is developed and used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22776-22784
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event5th International Conference on Nanomaterials and Advanced Energy Storage Systems, INESS 2017 - Astana, Kazakhstan
Duration: Aug 9 2017Aug 11 2017


  • Fuel cell
  • Humidification
  • Optimization
  • PEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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