Publication
Title
Thermodynamic model for an alkaline fuel cell
Author
Abstract
Alkaline fuel cells are low temperature fuel cells for which stationary applications, e.g. cogeneration in buildings, are a promising market. In order to guarantee a long life, water and thermal management has to be done in a careful way. In order to better understand the water, alkali and thermal flows, a two-dimensional model for an Alkaline Fuel Cell is developed using a control volume approach. In each volume the electrochemical reactions together with the mass and energy balance are solved. The model is created in Aspen Custom Modeller, the development environment of Aspen Plus, where special attention is given to the physical flow of hydrogen, water and air in the system. In this way the developed component, the AFC-cell, can be built into stack configurations to understand its effect on the overall performance. The model is validated by experimental data from measured performance by VITO with their Cell Voltage Monitor at a test case, where the AFC-unit is used as a cogeneration unit.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of power sources. - Lausanne
Source (book)
Special issue : scientific advances in fuel cell systems / Moseley, P.T. [edit.]
Publication
Lausanne : 2009
ISSN
0378-7753
Volume/pages
193:1(2009), p. 233-240
ISI
000267561400035
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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Faculty/Department
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Publication type
Subject
External links
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Creation 13.02.2015
Last edited 17.08.2017