0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Effect of Cathode Gasket Thickness to Performance of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

[+] Author Affiliations
Hoon Choi, Yong-Sheen Hwang, Suk-Won Cha

Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Dae-Young Lee, Seo Young Kim

Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, South Korea

Paper No. FuelCell2008-65067, pp. 865-870; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/FuelCell2008-65067
From:
  • ASME 2008 6th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
  • ASME 2008 6th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Denver, Colorado, USA, June 16–18, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4318-1 | eISBN: 0-7918-3822-6
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

This study considers the performance effect about a variation of the gasket thickness at the cathode side of the DMFC’s (Direct Methanol Fuel Cell) stack. Stack performance is largely influenced by the compressed thickness of GDL (Gas Diffusion Layer). The compressed thickness of GDL is directly controlled by gasket thickness. When GDL is not compressed enough, the ohmic loss is increased. Additionally, the differential pressure is decreased, because the channel of the separator is not blocked by GDL. On the contrary, being compressed extremely, GDL or MEA (Membrane Electrode Assembly) is physically damaged. The differential pressure is increased as well. In this respect, the optimization of the gasket thickness is one of the important factors to maximize the stack performance. In this study, the unit cell stacks with respect to changing gasket thickness at the cathode side are made in order to verify the effect about the compressed thickness of GDL. It is shown how the optimal gasket thickness may be achieved at the cathode side.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In