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Experimental Studies of Liquid Water Droplet Growth and Instability at the Gas Diffusion Layer/Gas Flow Channel Interface

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Michael A. Hickner, Ken S. Chen

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

Paper No. FUELCELL2005-74118, pp. 65-69; 5 pages
doi:10.1115/FUELCELL2005-74118
From:
  • ASME 2005 3rd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
  • 3rd International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA, May 23–25, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3764-5 | eISBN: 0-7918-3757-2
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME

abstract

Experimental investigations were carried out to visualize the dynamic behavior (contact angle hysteresis and droplet shape) of liquid water droplets on carbon paper gas diffusion layers that are typically employed in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). The experimental technique mimicks the generation of liquid water and formation of droplets in an air shear flow at the gas diffusion layer – gas flow channel interface of a simulated PEMFC cathode. Images obtained of growing liquid water droplets yield information on the contact angle hysteresis and droplet height, which were subsequently used to map droplet “instability” diagrams. These instability diagrams provide quantitative guidance on liquid water droplet removal at the gas diffusion layer/gas flow channel interface under the conditions of interest. The experimentally mapped droplet diagrams are compared with those predicted using a simplified model based on a macroscopic force balance and reasonably good agreement is obtained.

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